Evangeline County, LA Arrest Records and Warrants

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In Evangeline County, Louisiana, the judiciary, police, and ancillary divisions of the state judicial system play predefined roles in the process of warrant issue and the eventual execution of these arrest orders. To start the process, the police file a writ in the local tribunal that has criminal jurisdiction. This affidavit is carefully studied to establish probable cause before a warrant is issued.

In essence, the sitting magistrate of the judicial entity that deliberates over the matter is an impartial decision-maker who ensures that the police are offered the freedom to arrest an individual under the provision of a warrant. Still, the individual rights of the accused are not compromised in any way. A freshly issued arrest warrant that bears the issuing judge’s signature is known as an active arrest warrant from Evangeline County, LA.

An arrest order that does not get served for any odd reason is stored in the national criminal database under the tag of outstanding warrants. Make no mistake; even a decade old warrant can lead to the arrest of a person. In fact, depending on the nature of the crime, arrest warrants are free of time limitations and geographical boundaries.

This means that it can be served at any time and any place, even outside the issuing county. For a warrant search in Evangeline County, you will have to go to the police. Contact the local sheriff’s office at 200 Court St, Ville Platte, Louisiana 70586. You should find the information you need with the records/administrative divisions of the sheriff’s department.

Alternatively, you can contact the judiciary for information on arrest records and any other legal instruments that have been issued against the subject of your inquiry, including bench warrants. There are two options in this case; you can either go with the magistrate’s court that issued the warrant or contact the office of the county clerk that maintains the court dockets.

  • The court of the magistrate: 200 Court St, Ville Platte, LA 70586.
  • The department of the county clerk: Suite 104 of the courthouse above

Is it feasible to acquire information over the phone about Evangeline Parish arrest warrants and recent arrests? (2021-Update)

  • Information about arrests and detainees may be obtained by contacting the Evangeline Parish Jail at (337) 363-6664, the Basile City Jail at (337) 432-5493, the Mamou City Jail at (337) 468-5221, the South Louisiana Detention Center at (337) 432-5493 or the Ville Platte City Jail at 337-363-2161
  • Information about requesting arrest records and police reports may be obtained by contacting the Sheriff’s Office at (337) 363-2161.
  • Information about arrest warrants can be obtained by contacting the Ville Platte City Court at (337) 363-1500.
  • Information on assistance available to victims may be obtained by contacting the District Attorney’s Office at (337) 363-3438.
  • Information on requesting judicial records and a criminal background check may be obtained by contacting the Office of the Clerk of Court at (337) 363- 5671. 

Crime statistics of Evangeline Parish

Evangeline Parish’s yearly crime rate was 339 incidents in 2019. Of the cases reported, 34 were violent crimes.  These included 4 rape cases and 27 violent assaults. Larceny-theft was the subject of almost 200 property crime complaints, while burglaries were the subject of over 70 of them.

Older crime statistics

The crime scenario in Evangeline County, LA, has continuously worsened from 2002 to 2008, with an increase of nearly 20% each year. By the end of the period mentioned above, the crime figure had nearly doubled in the area. Over 500 crime complaints are lodged in the area annually; this is about 3 incidents every 2 days.

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