Knox County, Kentucky Warrants and Arrest Records

Kentucky Arrest Records and Warrant Search

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A Knox County, Kentucky warrant search will bring back results on just about every type of detention order issued against the subject. Yes, there is more than one legal provision that authorizes law enforcement agents to detain a person and hold him in custody till he can be brought before the court.

Included in this category are bench warrants which are generally issued by civil tribunals; these orders are released when a defendant fails to show up in court as ordered, when a person is released on bail but does not appear at the trial as needed or when an individual fails to follow a court directive. Tribunals of limited jurisdiction like family courts can also issue such decrees.

In contrast, Knox County active warrants are only released by criminal tribunals, and these are granted at the express request of the local sheriff’s office. Even when an affidavit for such an order is filed in court, it is the judge’s responsibility to carefully scrutinize all case-related facts to ensure that there is probable cause against the person who is being accused of the crime.

A pre warrant hearing is held to gauge the veracity of the evidence in the matter and the merit it will hold in the trial proper. Once released, such a decree is either immediately executed or stored in the police database as an outstanding warrant. When looking for arrest warrants from Knox County, you can head to the office of any state agency that was even remotely involved in the process of warrant issue. This would be:

  • The sheriff: 401 Court Sq Ste 108, Barbourville, Kentucky 40906
  • The magistrate: 401 Court Square, Barbourville, Kentucky 40906
  • The clerk of court: As above but Room 102

Is it possible to get a hold of Knox County’s warrant list and arrest records over the phone? (At the time of writing, 2021)         

  • Call the Knox County Detention Center at 606- 546-6215 for information on recent arrests.
  • Call the District Court at 606- 330-2060 for information about arrest warrants.
  • Call the Knox County Attorney at 606-546-9515 for victim’s assistance.
  • Call the Sheriff’s Office at 606- 546-3181 for an arrest report.
  • Call the Clerk of Court at 606- 546-3075 for judicial records.

Crime statistics of Knox County

In 2019, the Knox County Sheriff’s Department dealt with about 98 criminal complaints. Around 80 of these complaints were for property crimes. There were 27 cases of larceny-theft, 23 incidents of burglary, and 31 cases of motor vehicle theft in this category. Allegations of aggravated assault resulted in the filing of 12 violent crime complaints.

Older crime statistics

Criminal incident figures for Knox County are only available for the five years between 2004 and 2008. They show a distinctly rising trend with an increase of over 50% seen in the rates of both reported and violent criminal acts. Despite this, the annual crime figures are fairly low and seldom cross into the 300 incident mark.