In Cherokee County, Georgia, the Magistrate Court issues criminal arrest warrants and civil warrants. It is also possible for a citizen to file a pre-warrant in the Magistrate Court after they have reported a crime to a law enforcement agency. Several requirements must be met for the warrant to be issued. First, both the victim of the crime and the alleged offender must be over 17. Alternatively, the warrant application is filed by their parent or guardian. Also, the offense must have taken place in Cherokee County. Third, the accuser must include an incident report provided by a law enforcement agency with his or her application. Finally, he or she must give the address of the alleged offender. Once the application has been filed, a date for a hearing will be set. If there is sufficient evidence, the Magistrate Court judge will issue the warrant. Active warrants and outstanding warrants, and civil warrants, are executed by the Warrant/Civil Unit of the Cherokee County sheriff’s department. That unit works together with the Department of Corrections and the Cherokee County Justice Center and the District Attorney, the Solicitor, and Probation offices.
To check warrant information with the Cherokee County sheriff’s office, call or email Lieutenant Cheryl Carmody (cacarmody at cherokeega.com). The Warrant/Civil Unit office address is 498 Chattin Drive, Canton, GA, 30115. They are open from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. The sheriff’s office also offers a searchable database of sexual offenders, which citizens can look up by either address or by the name of criminals in their area. The database is located at http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=54087. Finally, they have a place to search for old police reports dating from August 2005 through the most recent arrest reports. This is located online at http://cherokeecsga.policereports.us/. If you wish to contact the Magistrate Court for information about a pre-warrant, it is located at 90 North Street, Canton, GA 30114.
Is it possible to get information on Cherokee County arrests and warrants over the phone? (2021-Update)
- When you want general information from the Cherokee County police, call the dispatch phone number- 678-493-4080.
- When you want to get a warrant search done, contact the Warrant Manager- 678-493-4292
- When you want to know about recent arrests, call the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center – 678-493-4200
- When you want to contact a detective who is working on your case (only for victims)- 770-928-0239
- When you want to request an accident report, call 678-493-4140.
- When you want to make an Open Records request, call 678-493-4172
- When you want to learn more about the process for a local criminal background check- 678-493-4172.
- When you need to get in touch with Victim/Witness Services, call the Victim’s Advocate- 770-479-1488.
- When you want to know about accessing criminal court records, contact the Clerk of Court- 678-493-6511
Crime Statistics of Cherokee County, GA
In 2019, approximately 1,150 crimes were reported in Cherokee County. Of the complaints filed more than 1,050 were against property crimes. The annual average of violent crimes stood at approximately 100 cases.
Of the total number of property crimes reported, larceny-theft accounted for almost 900 cases while burglary led to the filing of nearly 80 cases. Of the violent crimes reported, aggravated assaults had the highest rate of occurrence with more than 50 cases.
Between 2008 and 2010, more than 9,000 crimes occurred in Cherokee County, Georgia. They were categorized by car theft, burglary, larceny, robbery, assault, rape, and murder. In 2008, the number of crimes committed in the county was under 3,000. However, the following year that number rose to just over 3,000 crimes. In 2010 the number rose again to almost 3,500 crimes committed. This is disturbing news for Cherokee County.