Charlton County, Georgia Arrest Records and Warrants

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An active warrant from Charlton County, GA, can be defined as a judicial order directed at the police to arrest a particular individual and present him before the court to pay for his crimes. Although the local tribunal issues this decree, it cannot do so without the police requesting such an order.

The sheriff’s office has to make a formal complaint and submit a writ detailing the act and the accused’s role before an active warrant is granted. The court requires that such orders be executed at the earliest. However, often this is not possible, and the decree is kept on the back burner as an outstanding warrant from Charlton County.

When you initiate a warrant search in Charlton County, you will be given access to details on warrants and arrest records from the area. If you go through the sheriff’s office, you will also find much additional information like the most wanted list, crime averages, etc. However, you will have to put in a request for this data separately from the warrant search.

Charlton county clerk’s office, which prepares a record of the trials known as the court docket, will also have data on arrest warrants and civil judicial provisions like bench warrants and others. To find these, you can drive down to the clerk of court’s office and use the public service terminals there to browse through the database of Charlton County court dockets. One can find these departments at the following addresses along with the office of the magistrate:

  • Magistrate’s: 100 Third St, Folkston, GA 31537
  • County Clerk’s: 100 South Third Street, Folkston, Georgia 31537
  • Sheriff’s: Same as above

How do you inquire about active warrants and recent arrests from Charlton County over the phone? (2021-current)   

  • The Sheriff’s Department can be approached for an arrest report and a warrant search- 912-496-7321.
  • The Folkston Police Department can provide information about crimes under investigation- 912-496-2563 (Victims-only).
  • The DA’s Office can be contacted for victims and witnesses assistance- 912-287-4395
  • The Clerk of court’s office can provide information about initiating a search for judicial records- (912) 496-2354.


Crime statistics of Charlton County

The Charlton County Sheriff’s Department filed roughly 126 criminal reports in 2018. More than 119 of the crimes reported were property crimes, with only about 21 constituting crimes against people. The majority of property crime cases involved larceny-theft (51 cases) and burglary (52 cases). The complaints in the category of violent crimes included 17 cases of aggravated assault, among other offenses.

Older crime rate

In Charlton County, Georgia, less than 120 crimes are reported on an annual basis. While this indicates a ‘within control’ crime scenario, the doubling of crime over the eight years that started in 2001 is what you should be looking at. The area has a very high violent crime rate, with almost 15% of the total criminal activity attributed to heinous acts.

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