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Saline County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Saline County Public Records?

Saline County public records provide information about the activities of a government agency. Based on the Freedom of Information Law in Arkansas, public records may include:

  • All records maintained by public employees within the scope of their employment, with some exceptions
  • Government agency financial records

Saline County agencies can keep or make public records as handwritten, typed, printed, photographed, or photocopied documents. The records can also take the form of audio or video files. However, not all Saline County records are available to the public. Exempted records may include:

  • Judicial proceedings involving juveniles, and school board hearing of the appeal by suspended students.
  • Application or renewal and supporting information and dispensary records of a qualifying patient under the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment.
  • Records or information that could be used to identify people or entities who participate in lawful executions or lethal injections.
  • Records that identify makers or vendors of drugs and other medical equipment used in lethal injections.
  • Records of Medicaid recipients and sale records of certain pharmaceutical products.
  • Security plans of firearm-sensitive areas, and information regarding security or emergency plans of public schools and institutions of higher education.
  • Records notifying a school district of the adjudication or conviction of a minor.
  • Notice information regarding homeschooled children provided to local school district superintendents.
  • Personally identifiable information of student test-takers under the Arkansas Educational Support and Accountability Act.
  • Records of Legislative Council and papers of Division of Legislative Audit.
  • Certain records of Division of Workforce Services.
  • Records that depict or record the death of a law enforcement officer.
  • Central Registry Records concerning child abuse investigations.
  • Sex and Child Offender Registration Act of 1997.
  • Confidentiality of juror information.
  • Records and meetings of hospital medical staff or medical peer review committees.

In addition to government agencies, some public records may also be accessible from third-party websites. These non-government platforms come with intuitive tools that allow for expansive searches. Record seekers may either opt to use these tools to search for a specific record or multiple records. However, users will need to provide enough information to assist with the search such as:

  • The name of the subject involved in the record (subject must be older than 18 or not juvenile)
  • The address of the requestor
  • A case number or file number (if known)
  • The location of the document or person involved
  • The last known or current address of the registrant

Third-party sites are not sponsored by government agencies. Because of this, record availability and results may vary.

Saline County Crime Statistics

The Crime Information Center of the Arkansas Department of Public Safety indexes crime statistics for the law enforcement agencies in Arkansas. According to information available on their page, law enforcement agencies recorded a total of 7,267 crimes in 2020, compared to 7,503 crimes in 2019.

From the crime statistics, crimes against persons recorded in 2020, included 3 negligent manslaughters, and 26 kidnap cases. The report also recorded 52 cases of forcible rape with 3 cases of forcible sodomy, 22 forced fondling, 2 cases of incest, and 9 statutory rape cases. There were 569 cases of intimidation. The county however had 0 cases of reported murder, justifiable homicide, and sexual assault, The number of human trafficking for commercial sex acts and involuntary servitude was also 0.

The report from 2019 showed crime against persons to include 12 murders, 0 negligent manslaughters, and justifiable homicide. There were 29 kidnap cases, 56 forcible rapes, and 5 forcible sodomy cases. The year also had 3 sexual assaults reported, 18 forced fondling, and 0 incest. Statutory rape was 3, aggravated assault 357, while simple assault was 622. 540 cases of intimidation were reported. There were 0 human trafficking for commercial sex acts and 1 case of human trafficking for involuntary servitude.

Section A crime against property in 2020 included 12 cases of arson, 0 bribery cases, and 514 burglary cases reported. There were 248 counterfeiting/forgery cases and 786 vandalism cases. 0 embezzlement cases were reported. 2 extortion cases were reported. Also, 455 cases of fraud, under different categories were reported.

The section B crime against property cases in 2020 included 269 motor vehicle thefts, 34 robberies, and 103 stolen properties offenses. Pocket picking thefts were 2, the same as purse snatching. While shoplifting cases were 249. Theft from buildings was 113, theft from coin machine 11, while theft from motor vehicles was 566. Theft of motor vehicle parts was reported 88 times, all other larceny cases totaled 1,057 cases.

In 2019, the crime against property, section B included 294 motor vehicle thefts, 33 robberies, and 103 stolen property offenses. There were 0 cases of pocket-picking, 3 purse snatching, and 401 shoplifting offenses. Theft from building was 138, theft from coin machine 2, and theft from motor vehicles 560. Theft of motor vehicle parts was 95, while other larceny cases were reported 1198 times.

The figures for crime against society reported in 2020 include 554 drug/narcotic violation cases, 400 drug/narcotic equipment violations, and 0 gambling offenses. Cases involving pornography were reported 8 times. There were 0 cases of prostitution, either assisting or purchasing. There were also 88 weapon law violation cases and 0 animal cruelty cases.

The figures for 2019, under the same category, are 615 drugs/narcotics violations, 435 drugs/narcotics equipment violation cases. 0 gambling cases and 13 pornography cases. Prostitution cases also stood at 0, while weapon law violations were 68. Animal cruelty again was 0.

Are Saline County Criminal Records Public?

Per Arkansas State established laws, Saline County criminal records are public, for non-justice-related reasons. Some of the information available includes convictions for felony, sex offender status, and misdemeanor crimes. Such information also includes:

  • Full name of the subject
  • Photograph of the subject, and detailed description
  • Birthdate of the offender

Saline County criminal records can be accessed from the Arkansas Police Department. Conducting a background check through the Police Department costs $22. To access the official records, interested persons have to create an account with the Information Network of Arkansas. An alternative is to request for the record through mail, which costs $25.

The Arkansas Police Department also provides access to some criminal records. Interested persons who have a mandate to perform a background check have to pay $22 per search, while people performing a personal search inquiry or other purposes can visit the Open Criminal History for $24 per search.

Members of the public can also contact Arkansas State Police for further inquiries through:

Arkansas State Police
One State Police Plaza Drive
Little Rock, AR 72209
Phone: (501) 618-8000

How to Obtain Saline County Police Reports and Arrest Records

Saline County Sheriff’s Department provides members of the public with Saline County arrest records. To access this record, an interested person can make a walk-in request at the Saline County Sheriff Department’s office, with a valid government-issued identity card. Members of the public can make in-person requests or send mail orders to the Saline County Sheriff’s Department at:

735 South Neeley Street
Benton, AR 72015
Phone: (501) 303-5747

Arrest records in Saline County include details of the crime, information about the arrestee, date, place, and time of the arrest, and the name of the arresting officer.

Interested persons can look through the In-Custody Report page on the Sheriff Department’s website for convicted persons, to find information about their arrest. How to Find Saline County Sex Offender Information

Members of the public interested in getting sex offender information for Saline County can access it through the Sheriff’s Department of Saline County. The Sheriff Department maintains a database of all sex offenders in the county and keeps this information public. Some information provided includes the name of the offender, address, and location.

The Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) also keeps a record of all sex offenders within the state. Interested persons may search for offenders by address, city, county, or zip code, to get information on offenders within the map view of the entered address.

The ACIC sex offender registry also provides mobile notifications of updates to offender addresses, and interested persons can subscribe to this service, for as many addresses as they are interested in. To access information on sex offenders in Saline County, interested persons can also visit:

Saline County Sheriff’s Department
735 South Neeley Street
Benton, AR 72015
Phone: (501) 303-5747

Where and How to Find Saline County Inmate Information

The Sheriff’s Department maintains a record of inmates kept in its jail facility in a roster. Members of the public can search the roster for inmate information by surname, in alphabetical order. The roster provides information such as inmates’ full names, booking details, offenses, and bonds. For more information, interested persons may visit Saline County Jail at:

735 South Neeley Street
Benton, AR 72015
Phone: (501) 303-5747

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Saline County Jail?

Saline County does not allow face-to-face visitation of inmates housed in its jail facility. Instead, it uses a third-party system that allows virtual visits from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm, 7 days a week. Interested persons have to sign up via the department’s visitation vendor through their smartphone, tablet, or home computer. Visitors do not need to contact the jail to ask staff to notify an inmate. Interested persons may simply set up visitation accounts via the jail’s vendor and complete the process there. For more information, parties may call (318) 746-1114.

Court Records

Court records in Saline County are documented records with information on legal proceedings that take place in Saline County. The Saline County Clerk of Courts maintains court records in the county, and receives requests from members of the general public. Saline County courts are located at the following addresses:

Saline County Circuit Court
200 N Main St, #113, Benton, AR 72015
Phone: (501) 303-5615
Fax: (501) 303-1592

Saline County District Court - Alexander

P.O. Box 610, Alexander, AR 72002
Phone: (501) 455-2585
Fax: (501) 455-5531

Saline County District Court - Bauxite

208 SW 3rd St, Bryant, AR 72011
Phone: (501) 943-0440
Fax: (501) 943-0853

Saline County District Court - Benton
1605 Edison Ave, Benton, AR 72015
Phone: (501) 303-5670
Fax: (501) 303-5696

Saline County District Court - Bryant
208 SW 3rd St, Bryant, AR 72022
Phone: (501) 943-0440
Fax: (501) 943-0853

Saline County District Court - Haskell
2520 Hwy 229, Haskell, AR 72015
Phone: (501) 776-2666
Fax: (501) 776-1201

Saline County District Court - Shannon Hills
208 SW 3rd St, Bryant, AR 72022
Phone: (501) 943-0440
Fax: (501) 943-0853

Are Saline County Court Records Public

Following the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, most Court records in Saline County are public records. However, unclear requests may be declined by the custodian. Access may also be denied to persons convicted for a felony, or incarcerated in a correctional facility. Court records in Saline County are also exempted from representatives who are not attorneys of convicted persons.

How to Obtain Saline County Civil Court Case Records

The Saline County Circuit Clerk maintains all records of civil court cases and provides this information to interested parties upon request. Interested persons can search online for the court case through a CourtConnect system, by providing a name, judgment, and date or case number.

After searching online, members of the public interested in a particular case can make an in-person request between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm on Mondays through Fridays, at:

Saline County Courthouse
19 Arrow Street, Room 205
P.O. Box 670
Marshall MO 65340
Phone: (660) 886-2300
Request time is between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Mondays to Fridays.

How to Obtain Saline County Criminal Court Records

Saline County Circuit Clerk is the repository for Saline County criminal court records and provides access to members. Using the CourtConnect system, interested persons may access the criminal court records. Third-party sites may also provide access to criminal court records in Saline County.

After getting the case file number, interested persons can request for the record in-person or through the mail, from:

Saline County Courthouse
19 Arrow Street, Room 205
P.O. Box 670
Marshall MO 65340
Phone: (660) 886-2300

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

What are Saline County Vital Records?

Saline County vital records are documents of life events such as births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. According to Arkansas law, records of marriage, divorce, birth, and death are public records only if they are older than 100 years. Newer vital records are available to the public, only with authorization. The Kansas Department of Vital Statistics keeps all birth, death, marriage, and divorce records in Saline County. Also, the Saline County Department of Health creates and issues certificates of birth and death.

Where and How to Get Saline County Divorce Records

Interested persons may access divorce records, through the Department of Vital Statistics, either online, in person, by mail, or by phone call. Members of the public can order a copy of a divorce record online. Payment can be made through debit or credit card, and requests take between 7-14 business days from the date of approval. Requests via mail require completing an application. Payment is made through check or money order and a copy of government-issued is sent to:

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

Members of the public may also place a request for a divorce record via telephone toll-free at (866) 209-9482. Payments can also be made through debit or credit cards.

Requesters are typically required to provide their basic information, a valid government-issued ID, and the applicable fees before applying. The Arkansas Department of Health also holds records of divorce cases within the State. A look-up through the State’s Department of health costs a non-refundable fee of $10.

People eligible to access divorce records include

  • The divorcees
  • Their immediate family members
  • Their legal representatives
  • Interested persons with a license from the court to access the divorce record
  • Employees of other government agencies who need the record to carry out their work obligations.

Where and How to Get Saline County Marriage Records

As per state law, marriage records in Arkansas are private for 100 years. Only the following eligible persons can access marriage records in Saline County:

  • The couple
  • Their family members
  • Legal representatives of the couple
  • Members of the public with authorization from the court to obtain the marriage record.

Marriage records can be gotten from the Department of Health, via online applications, mail requests, phone call requests to (866) 209-9482 or walk-in requests to the Arkansas Department of Health’s Vital Records at

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

Interested persons can get marriage records from Vital Records, for a non-refundable fee of $10. It costs $5 to process and $1.85 for a non-refundable identity verification exercise, in addition to shipping costs. Payment can be made online, through a debit or credit card. It takes between 7-14 days for a request to be fulfilled, counting from the request approval date.

Mail requests require filling a form and attaching a copy of a government-issued Identity card. It usually takes 10-14 processing days, including mail delivery time.

Where and How to Get Saline County Birth Records

The Saline County Department of Vital Statistics keeps a record of births within the County. Birth records from February 1914 to date are also maintained by the Arkansas Department of Health. Birth records cost $12 for the first copy and $10 for any additional copies ordered at the same time. Ordering online attracts a $5 standard processing fee and an additional $1.85 to verify identity. This is exclusive of the actual shipping fee. Obtaining records via mail also requires filling a form and submitting a copy of an acceptable identity card to:

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

Eligible persons include

  • The individual named on the record, if above 16 years
  • The mother or father, if named on the record
  • The spouse of the individual named on the record
  • The child or grandchild
  • The legal guardian
  • Maternal grandparents of the individual named on the record

Where and How to Get Saline County Death Records

Death records in Saline County are only accessible to the deceased’s immediate family members, designated representatives, or requesters with an access license from the court. The Department of Vital Statistics, Saline County, maintains a record of deaths within the County, alongside the Department of Health, Arkansas. It can be obtained via mail, after filling a form online. Or through a phone call to (866) 209-9482.

A copy of the death record costs $10 for the first copy, while it costs an additional $8 for other copies requested at the same time. Ordering online attracts a further $5 processing fee and $1.85 to verify identity. The search fee of $10 is non-refundable, regardless of whether the record was found or not.

People eligible to access the death record of an individual include mother, father (if named on the birth certificate), child, spouse, grandchild, maternal grandparents, informant, funeral home, and legal beneficiary. To access the death record, interested persons must fill a form and attach copies of valid, government-issued ID cards to:

Saline County Health Unit
1612 Edison Avenue
Benton, AR 72015
Phone: (501) 303-5650
Fax: (501) 303-5602