Lincoln County, Kentucky Arrest Records and Warrants

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To find information on Lincoln County, Kentucky active warrants, you can head over to the police headquarters, the magistrate’s office, or the county clerk’s department. All three agencies are in some way connected with the process of warrant issue. While the police play a pivotal role as far as the issue of active warrants and their execution is concerned, the role of these other agencies cannot be relegated.

For instance, although the cops are entitled to prepare and submit the affidavit that eventually leads to the issue of an active warrant, the court has the final word in the matter when deciding on whether or not to grant the police such a detention order. Given the serious ramifications of such a directive on the individual’s life against whom it is issued, it is understandable why the judiciary is extra careful when releasing such decrees.

Once issued, these orders can persist in the system as outstanding warrants for almost 100 years, so there is certainly no escaping from the law for the accused once this order has been issued in his name.

The county clerk’s office also has a role to play in the procedure, albeit a passive one. They record all statements made at the pre-warrant hearing in the court dockets database, and these are presented before the judge when the case comes up for hearing.

The office of the magistrate and the sheriff will have information on Lincoln arrest records as well. So, if you are looking for data on arrest warrants from the area, you can call on any of these state departments for a warrant search at:

  • Law enforcement: 102 E Main St, Stanford, Kentucky 40484
  • Judiciary: 102 W Main St, Stanford, KY 40484
  • County clerk: 102 East Main Street, Stanford, Kentucky 4048

Will state agencies provide an arrest report or details about warrants from Lincoln County over the phone? (Updated-2021)   

  • Contact the Sheriff’s Department at 606- 365-2696 if you want to access arrest records.
  • Call the Lincoln County Jail at 606-365-4580 if you’re looking for information on recent arrests.
  • Contact the Clerk of Court’s office at 606- 365-2535 if you are keen on accessing criminal case records and/or information on warrants.
  • Contact the Lincoln County Attorney’s Office at 606-365-9161 if you need information on victim support.

Crime statistics of Lincoln County

As compared to the 2018 crime average of 83 cases, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received 62 criminal complaints in 2019. The figure included 57 criminal misdemeanors and 5 felonies.

There were 21 larceny-thefts, 16 burglaries, and 20 car thefts in the category of misdemeanor crimes. There were 5 aggravated assaults among the reported felonies.

Older crime statistics

Despite the doubling of both violent and criminal crime rates of Lincoln County, KY, only about 120 criminal reports are lodged in the area every year. While only 5% of the criminal acts are violent has put a lot of residents at ease, the growing crime trend is a cause for concern.