Arkansas County Background Information
Arkansas County is based in Arkansas. Arkansas County had a population of 17,149 in 2020, determined by a local census. The current county seat in Arkansas County is De Witt and Stuttgart.
It was formed in 1813.
It was named after the Arkansas River (itself named for the Arkansas tribe), as was the subsequent Arkansas Territory.
Arkansas County Arrest Records
In Arkansas County, the authorities keep arrest records on every single crime. Every single crime in Arkansas County is separated into two sections in the crime report. The groups in question are violent crime and property crime. Property crimes can include things such as burglary, vehicle theft, and larceny. Robbery, aggravated assault, murder, and forcible rape make up the four main violent crime categorizations. In 2021, in Arkansas County, there were 28 violent and 62 property crimes. Arkansas County Sheriff’s Office can be contacted at:
Arkansas County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Johnny Cheek 1000 Ricebelt Avenue
DeWitt, AR 72042
Phone: (870) 946-3161
Arkansas County Criminal Records
Arkansas County records their criminal activity in the form of criminal records. These records cover murders, rapes, burglaries, arson, motor vehicle theft, assaults, and crimes of a sexual nature. In Arkansas County and across the whole state of Arkansas, police officers must keep an up-to-date list of all criminal records. In Arkansas County, individuals can use a search tool in order to get access to the records. Anyone on release or in jail can be searched for using the tool. Arkansas County sex offender register is updated constantly. Every offender living, working, attending school, or incarcerated in the Arkansas County area must be on this list. This register is made available to all residents of Arkansas County.
Residents give a zip code and decide the radius of their search. All offenders within that area will then be revealed to the searcher. People may also use the tool to search for specific offenders. Non-compliant and in-prison offenders are also shown in the results.
Arkansas County Court Records
The criminal, civil, and family cases in Arkansas County are all supervised by the county courthouse. The court clerk is in charge of maintaining all records within Arkansas County. In the state of Arkansas, the Court of Appeals has the power to oversee any lower court case in which one party appeals. The 75 superior and trial courts across the 75 counties, including Arkansas County, are managed by the Court of Appeals. Citizens can obtain court records at:
Arkansas County Courthouse
Circuit Clerk: Sarah Merchant 101 Court Square
DeWitt, AR 72042
Phone: (870) 659-2099 ext. 1
Fax: (870) 659-2092 Email: email@example.com
NOTE - Normal records in Arkansas County can be directed by mail, email, or fax. Arkansas County official records can only be directed via mail.
Arkansas County Public Records
Every Arkansas County resident, and Arkansas resident for that matter, has vital records kept on them. The vital records in question document a person’s most important life events. Marriages, divorces, births, and deaths are all noted in these vital files. Counties such as Arkansas County help to collect these records. Arkansas County may be put in charge of amassing and sending copies to the state.
Arkansas requires all county clerks to collect marriage records. Marriage records in Arkansas County are saved at the Arkansas Department of Health. Birth certificates, death certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, divorce certificates, and marriage certificates make up the key vital records. One central registry is used to store all vital records, including those from Arkansas County. All records may later be used for statistical analysis.
The general public in Arkansas County can access all public records. The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 1967 gives the general public in Arkansas County this fundamental right. Changes to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) came in 2017. Arkansas County residents can obtain public records in-person at:
Arkansas County Clerk’s Office
Clerk: Melissa Wood 101 Court Square
DeWitt, AR 72042
Phone: (870) 946-4349 Fax: (870) 946-4399 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE - Arkansas County has a variety of rules that must be followed when it comes to obtaining records. The office has opening times of 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. CST from Monday to Friday. Those looking to request reports must also bring some form of photo identification. State IDs and driver's licenses will do just fine. Arkansas County insists upon public record applications being put in writing.