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Jonesboro Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Jonesboro Public Records?

Jonesboro public records include all documents and other data, created or received by a public body, that describes the performance of its official duties. The Freedom of Information Act specifies that all nonconfidential records should be accessible to all requesting parties. However, some records may be exempt from public disclosure. Examples include:

  • Medical records.
  • Some law enforcement records.
  • Adoption records.
  • State income tax information.
  • Any other record considered private by law.

Jonesboro Crime Statistics

The Jonesboro Police Department (JPD) publishes annual crime reports that contain recorded criminal activity in the city. The JPD's 2020 report showed crimes against persons, including 11 homicides, 41 rape incidents, 56 robberies, and 397 aggravated assault cases. There were also crimes against property, such as 1,080 burglary cases, 219 motor vehicle thefts, 13 arsons, and 2,274 larceny thefts, the city's most common crime in 2020.

Other reported figures include 1,664 drug or narcotics violations, 179 weapon law violations, 209 driving under the influence offenses, and 3,412 other crimes. In 2020, the JPD also processed 80 crime scenes and made 5,371 arrests. Of the arrests, there were 3,473 misdemeanors, 1,747 felonies, and 151 assists rendered to other agencies.

Are Jonesboro Criminal Records Public?

Jonesboro criminal records are not public records. Access to criminal history information is restricted to certain authorized requestors under specific conditions. Interested persons may also obtain personal criminal records. Persons not authorized by law may only request this information with the written and signed consent of the person named on the record.

Eligible requestors may obtain Jonesboro criminal history information by signing up on the online criminal background check system provided by the Arkansas Department of Public Safety. A mail request is also possible via a completed record check request form (ASP 122). Online requests cost $22 each. Persons submitting mail requests must include a check or money order for $25, payable to the Arkansas State Police. Requests should be sent to:

Arkansas State Police
Identification Bureau
1 State Police Plaza Drive
Little Rock, AR 72209
Phone: (501) 618-8500

How to Obtain Jonesboro Police Reports and Arrest Records

The Jonesboro Police Department issues copies of police reports and arrest records to the general public. Interested parties may request online by completing the "FOIA Request Form," available on the JPD's Public Information page. The form requires the requestor's full name, email address, record type, incident date and time, as well as a detailed description of the record. Requestors may receive records by email or in person.

Parties may also request records in person or over the phone. However, Arkansas law restricts access to certain information. Requestors may not obtain copies of unapproved or active reports, or investigative narratives for incidents where investigation has not been concluded. Furthermore, the JPD does not issue Jonesboro arrest records or incident reports on sex-crime victims or juveniles. In-person and phone requests should be submitted to:

Jonesboro Police Department
1001 South Caraway Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 935-5562
Fax: (870) 933-4657

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Jonesboro

The Craighead County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) provides public information on registered sex offenders in the county. Persons seeking Jonesboro sex offender information should use the CCSO's sex offender list. The page also displays a map with sex offenders marked according to their location. The map markings are red (Level 4), yellow (Level 3), green (Level 2), and white (Level 1), in order from the most dangerous offender to persons with the lowest risk level. Blue markings represent registered offenders that have not been classified.

The Arkansas Department of Public Safety maintains a statewide online repository for registered sex offenders. Using the sex offender registry search, interested parties may find offenders by last name and first name or by street name, city, zip code, and county. The registry displays the offender's full name, alias, risk level, physical description, address, and other related details. The platform also offers phone and email notifications for interested persons to receive updates when an offender's address changes.

The statewide registry only displays information on Level 3 and Level 4 offenders. Nevertheless, users may find Level 2 offender details if the offender was 18 years or older and the victim was not more than 14 years old.

How to Find Jonesboro Inmate Records

Interested parties may find Jonesboro inmate records on the Craighead County Sheriff's Office's online jail roster. The page displays information on current, new, and recently-released inmates. Information on each inmate includes a full name, gender, race, age, location, arrest and bond details, as well as charge information. Inmate booking photographs are also available.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in the Jonesboro Jail?

Each Craighead County Detention Center inmate is restricted to one visit per week. Male inmates may receive visitors from 8:30 am to 10:30 am on Fridays, and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. For female inmates, visitation is from 8:30 am to 10:30 am on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Only two people may visit an inmate at a time. Visitors that are 12 years old or younger may only visit in the company of an adult. All visitors must present state-issued ID or other official identification. Prospective visitors may contact the jail to schedule a visit and provide the inmate's first and last names.

Craighead County Detention Center
901 Willett Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 933-4556 (Automated Service)
Phone: (870) 933-4526 (Jail Administrator)

Court Records

The courts sitting in the City of Jonesboro include the Craighead County Circuit Court and the Craighead County District Court. While the Circuit Court has general jurisdiction over criminal and civil Jonesboro cases, the District Court's jurisdiction is limited. Both courts sit at the following locations:

Craighead County Circuit Court
511 Main Street, #200
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 933-4530
Fax: (870) 933-4534

Craighead County District Court – Jonesboro
410 W Washington
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 933-4508
Fax: (870) 933-4582

Are Jonesboro Court Records Public?

Jonesboro court records are public records. Interested requestors may access copies of desired court records by requesting the court that heard the case. Although most records are considered public, access to confidential court records is restricted. For instance, juvenile and adoption records are private and inaccessible by the public. Requestors may also only obtain copies of sealed or expunged records as ordered by the court.

Can You Look Up a Jonesboro Court Case Online?

Access to online Jonesboro court records is provided by the Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) through its CourtConnect Website. Persons seeking online information may search by party name, business name, or case type. CourtConnect also allows interested persons to search for judgments and view case information and court activities. Furthermore, record seekers may find Jonesboro cases and docket filings by date.

How to Obtain Jonesboro Civil Court Case Records

Interested parties may obtain copies of Jonesboro civil court records from the court that heard the case. Obtaining copies requires providing the court with a description of the record. Requestors may submit names, dates, case types, court events, court judgment, charges, and other known information. Parties may not receive desired court records before paying copy fees as prescribed by the court. Requestors should contact the relevant court with the required details, using the details below:

Craighead County Circuit Court
511 Main Street, #200
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 933-4530
Fax: (870) 933-4534

Craighead County District Court – Jonesboro
410 W Washington
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 933-4508
Fax: (870) 933-4582

How to Obtain Jonesboro Criminal Court Case Records

Nonconfidential Jonesboro criminal court records are available to the general public from the court that heard the case. Interested persons may submit all known case information, including party names, offense details, and other related specifics. Note that the court may charge fees before making records available. Record seekers should contact the courts using the following details:

Craighead County Circuit Court
511 Main Street, #200
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 933-4530
Fax: (870) 933-4534

Craighead County District Court – Jonesboro
410 W Washington
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 933-4508
Fax: (870) 933-4582

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What are Jonesboro Vital Records?

Jonesboro vital records contain information on life events, including births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Vital records are generated and maintained by different custodian agencies that issue copies to requestors. Authorized persons may request Jonesboro vital records from the Craighead County Circuit Court and the Craighead County Health Unit in Jonesboro.

Where and How to Obtain Jonesboro Divorce Records?

Interested persons may request Jonesboro divorce records from the Craighead County Circuit Clerk. Each requestor must describe the record in detail, providing names, the divorce date, and other specifics as required by the Clerk's Office. Parties may also be charged copy fees. Requests for Jonesboro divorce decrees should be submitted to the:

Craighead County Circuit Court
511 Main Street, #200
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 933-4530
Fax: (870) 933-4534

Divorce records are also obtainable from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), through its Vital Records Office. The ADH only issues copies of divorce certificates to one of the divorced persons or either party’s child, grandchild, parent, or maternal grandparent. Eligible persons may obtain Jonesboro divorce certificates online, in person, or by mail, for $10. Online requests require credit card payments. Persons paying by card will be charged a $5 standard processing fee and a $1.85 identity verification fee. Note that the processing and identity verification fees are nonrefundable.

A completed divorce application is required for a mail request. Interested parties must send the application, a check or money order payable to the Arkansas Department of Health, and a copy or copies of acceptable ID as applicable. Mail requests require up to 14 days of processing time. Applications should be submitted to the:

Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records
Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205

Parties may also request in person by visiting the above address on weekdays, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. For phone requests, interested persons may call (866) 209-9842 and pay with a credit or debit card from Mastercard, American Express, Discover, or Visa. Records are only available for divorces since 1923.

Where and How to Get Public Jonesboro Marriage Records

Jonesboro marriage records are only available to the public after 50 years from the marriage date. An interested party may send a completed marriage application to the Arkansas Department of Health by mail. Requests are also possible online, in person, or over the phone. Eligible parties may use the following details:

Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records
Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: (866) 209-9842

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in Jonesboro

Marriage records are requestable from the ADH's Vital Records Office. Persons eligible to receive Jonesboro marriage certificates include one of the parties to the marriage, or either party's parent, maternal grandparent, grandchild, or child.

Each Jonesboro marriage certificate costs $10. Persons may request online, in person, by mail, or over the phone. Online requests require an additional $5 standard processing fee and an identity verification fee of $1.85. For mail requests, a marriage application should be completed with the parties' names, marriage date, reason for the request, and the requestor's relationship to the married parties. An acceptable ID is also required. In-person and phone requests are also possible from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Mondays through Fridays, using the following details:

Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records
Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: (866) 209-9842

Where and How to Find Jonesboro Birth Records

The Craighead County Health Unit issues copies of Jonesboro birth records. For 100 years from the birth date, access to birth records is restricted to the following requestors:

  • The subject named on the record
  • The subject's child, grandchild, spouse, parent, maternal grandparent, or legal guardian with proof

The first copy of a Jonesboro birth certificate costs $12, while additional copies cost $10. Persons requesting online are charged additional and nonrefundable standard processing and identity verification fees of $5 and $1.85, respectively. Mail requests require checks or money orders payable to the Arkansas Department of Health, a completed birth record application, and an acceptable ID. Parties should submit requests to:

Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records
Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205

Interested persons may also request by visiting the above address or calling (866) 209-9842

Where and How to Find Jonesboro Death Records

Requestors may obtain Jonesboro death records from the Craighead County Health Unit. Death records are considered confidential for 50 years from the date of death. Within the restricted period, access is restricted to the parents, maternal grandparents, spouse, child, and grandchild of the decedent. Death records cost $10 for the first copy and $8 for each additional copy of the same record if ordered at the same time.

Interested persons may request online and pay with credit or debit cards from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. A $5 standard processing fee is applicable, along with $1.85 for identity verification. Note that these fees are nonrefundable. Parties may complete a death record application for mail requests. This method also requires a money order or check payable to the Arkansas Department of Health. Requestors must submit copies of acceptable ID for all applications. Mail, phone, and in-person applications may be submitted using the following details:

Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records
Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: (866) 209-9842