As in most counties in Georgia, the Magistrate for Catoosa County is responsible for issuing criminal warrants. After issuing an arrest warrant, the Magistrate will send the warrant to the Sheriff’s Office for Catoosa County. The Sheriff’s Office will then serve the warrant, arrest, and process the individual before being brought to the Superior Court for a hearing on the warrant.
To search arrest records for Catoosa County, you must contact the Magistrate’s Court in person, as there are no online records for active warrants maintained for the county. The Magistrate Court cannot give legal advice and can only confirm if an arrest warrant has been issued. You can contact the Catoosa County Magistrate’s Office by telephone at 706-935-3114 or in person at 877 Lafayette Street, Ringgold, GA 30736.
The Clerk of Superior Court maintains the court records for Catoosa County. Again, there are no online databases to search for criminal records; therefore, you must contact the Clerk of Court by telephone at 706-935-4231 or in person at 875 Lafayette St., Suite 205, Ringgold, GA 30736.
A criminal history search can be requested by contacting the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office. The business hours for the Sheriff’s Office are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you believe there is an ongoing criminal investigation about an outstanding warrant, you should contact the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division. A current list of Catoosa County’s Most Wanted can be found on the Sheriff’s website and a current list of all inmates in Catoosa County.
A crime occurred approximately every six hours in Catoosa County between 2001 and 2008. During those years, the total crimes reported for the county totaled 10,758, with only 664 of those crimes being violent. The highest crime rates for that period occurred during 2005 and 2007 when reported crime rates for the county totaled over 2000 each year.