An arrest warrant issued in Caddo County, Louisiana is essentially a judicial order for the detention of an individual suspected in a criminal activity. Although an arrest order will be issued for both felonies as well as misdemeanors, unlike the latter which expires a few weeks after issuance, an active arrest warrant handed to the police in a felony stays in the system till such time that an arrest is made.
Also, a person who has a warrant in his/her name in felony charges can be picked up from any part of the country and deported to the county where the warrant was issued. Only criminal courts issue detention orders in matters relating to felonies.
Given the impact and long standing consequences of arrest warrants, the magistrate of the local criminal court carefully considers every piece of information presented in court before issuing such an arrest order.
In fact, the Caddo County Sherriff’s Department has to make their request for a warrant with a written affidavit that mentions everything related to the case including details about evidence and witnesses in the matter.
An active warrant that remains un-served and is backlogged in the system is termed as an outstanding arrest warrant and it holds the same powers as an active arrest order. So, to find more information on warrant and arrest records, contact the Sherriff’s Office at 501 Texas St Rm 101, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101 or speak to them on 318-681-0677.
Over the ten year interval starting in 1999 and going up to 2008, almost 165,000 criminal incident reports were filed in Caddo County, LA. Of these, almost 15% were violent crimes with average homicide and sexual assault figures standing at nearly 400 and 1300 respectively.
The annual crime rate was roughly 16000 with daily criminal activity crossing right into nearly 48 incidents per day. Although almost 110,000 criminal complaints filed in the decade were against theft and robbery, the police have managed to prevent the crime rate from growing any further. In fact, the overall crime rate has actually reduced by over 30%.