Searching for Sumter County Warrants and Arrest Records for a criminal Background Check
Making sure a person involved in your life has no criminal history demands a thorough background check. This article demonstrates how to conduct such a check by finding Sumter County warrants in addition to arrest records and criminal records.
Carrying out a warrant search
To search for Sumter County warrants, pay a visit to the Sheriff Office (352 McMath Mill Rd. Americus, Georgia 31719, phone: 229-924-4094) and turn to the Administration Division as they are in charge of processing any arrest order the court has issued.
They may not be willing to share with you all the information they have (especially regarding cases that are under investigation and, therefore, require confidentiality), but they will definitely agree to show you their wanted people list and tell you whether the man/woman you inquire about appears on this list.
You can also run your investigation at your local police department, for example Americus Police (119 S Lee St, Americus, Georgia 31709, phone: 229-924-3677). They know best about fugitives from justice in their area of jurisdiction.
How to do an arrest search
Sumter County warrants cannot tell you if a person has ever been incarcerated. What you need to do to get this type of information is access arrest records.
On the Sheriff's website, there is a link to an online jail roster (Tap on Jail on the search bar), which presents information on people taken into custody in recent years. You will find there 14 web pages presenting hundreds of records. Each record includes an inmate's name, gender, physical description, address, booking date, arresting agency, current status, total days spent in jail, bond amount, counts, offense description and warrant number.
We also recommend gaining access to Sumter County court records as they contain information on a person's convictions and jail sentences. You should go to the Clerk of Superior Court (500 West Lamar Street, Americus, GA 31709, phone: 229-928-4500. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm) and file a FOIA request to view copies of these records. Under Georgia Open Records Act, you have the right to inspect dockets stored in governmental archives and electronic databases.
Expanding your search to the entire state
Sumter County arrest records do not include details about a person's incarceration history in other counties. To conduct a more comprehensive inquiry that encompasses the whole state, use the online offender search maintained by the GDC. It enables you to trace inmates in correctional facilities located all over Georgia. This tool also shows parolees. You'll need to insert an inmate's name and, optionally gender, race and age.
You can also use the web-based Felon Search operated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. It lets you run a criminal background check on any person you want. Each check costs $25.00. You will need to provide the name and date of birth of the person being checked.
Finally, to save you much time, effort and money, you can utilize this website's search tool. By typing an individual's name, you will get a full criminal history report showing any issue that individual had with the law all over Georgia. Each report presents Sumter County warrants and arrest records as well as court dockets, police records and criminal records issued in other GA counties. All searches are fully anonymous. Service fees are low.