Arrest warrants are issued by a Magistrate or other judge and allow law enforcement agents to arrest a person in the State of Georgia. Once an arrest warrant is signed, it may be enforced in any county in Georgia. A warrant application hearing must be held to determine the probable cause before a warrant is issued. In Lowndes County, GA, arrest warrants are issued by the Magistrate’s Court after the warrant application hearing.
Unfortunately, you cannot do a warrant search online in Lowndes County. You must contact the Lowndes County Magistrate’s Court to inquire about outstanding or active warrants. Before making a wasted trip to the courthouse, it is better to contact the Magistrate by telephone to ask the current procedure for searching arrest warrants in Lowndes County.
The telephone number for the Magistrate’s Court is located in the Lowndes County Judicial Complex at 327 N. Ashley Street, Valdosta, GA 31601.
The office manager of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office ensures the correct filing of all warrants. This person may be a valuable source when searching for active or outstanding warrants within the county. You can contact the office manager in writing online by choosing “Administration” as the Division and completing the online form.
The Sherriff’s Office also has an online list of current inmates for Lowndes County. Clicking on the name will give you a description of the individual, the charges, and the bond amount (if a bond has been granted).
Is it possible to get information on Lowndes County arrests and warrants over the phone? (2021-Update)
- To request a police report or information on recent arrests, contact the Sheriff’s Office at 229-671-3268.
- To get information on outstanding warrants, call 229-671-2610.
- To get court dates for criminal cases and information on how to obtain criminal judicial records, contact the Clerk of Court at 229-333-5127.
- To inquire about help available to crime victims, call the DA’s Office at 229-244-7170.
Crime Statistics of Lowndes County, GA
In 2019, the Lowndes Sheriff’s Office received around 4,450 criminal complaints, compared to approximately 3,300 complaints received in 2018. There were over 4100 property offenses and around 350 violent crimes among them.
Property offenses included around 3560 larceny thefts, 580 burglaries, and 250 motor vehicle thefts. In the category of violent crimes, there were 20 aggravated assaults, 35 rapes, and 75 robberies.
Crime rates in Lowndes County remained steady from 2001 through 2008. The number of crimes committed during the time-averaged down to approximately one crime every 2 hours within the county. Unlike some other Georgia counties, Lowndes County only saw a small increase in crime during this period – – only a 17 percent increase. During this time, the highest number of crimes occurred during 2005 when Lowndes County had over 4800 crimes reported.