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Payne County Arrest Records

Payne County arrest records provide information on persons arrested or taken into custody. Law enforcement agencies may conduct arrests if an individual is suspected of committing a crime. There are also instances when the officers conduct arrests to prevent further harm. In addition, Payne County's law enforcement agencies keep records of all arrest events. The agencies also allow in-person or online access to these records.

Note: Payne County arrest records may also be available in other public documents, such as inmate records, criminal background records, or rap sheets. Payne County court records are also sources for accessing arrest information.

Are Arrest Records Public in Payne County?

Most Payne County arrest records are classified as public documents under Oklahoma’s Open Records Act. This means public members can request and get copies of public documents from designated government agencies. The law also requires these agencies to maintain various options through which users can obtain arrest information.

Under state law, not all documents are accessible to the public. The law will generally exempt documents whose disclosure is not in the public interest. Exempt arrest documents may include personal information about the arresting officer. Other examples of exempt arrest records include:

  • Video or audio recordings from law enforcement officers that may reveal sensitive or personal information
  • Arrest documents that will compromise an ongoing investigation
  • Arrest data sealed or expunged under court orders or state laws

What Do Public Arrest Records Contain?

Per Oklahoma Statutes §51-24A.8, public arrest records in Payne County may include the following data:

  • Arrestee’s name, including description like name, birth date, physical description, and sex
  • Arrest information, including the arresting officer's name and reason for the arrest
  • List of incidents in the order in which they occurred
  • Radio log of dispatch calls
  • Conviction information
  • Arrest warrant data
  • Crime Summary
  • Jail registers
  • Audio or video recordings from equipment attached to law enforcement vehicles

Payne County Crime Rate

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI) gathers crime reports from the state’s local law enforcement agencies. The report consists of offenses listed under crimes against society, property, and persons.

According to the OSBI crime report, the Payne County Sheriff’s Office documented 634 crimes. Aggravated assaults and larceny thefts were the most recurring crimes at 111 and 99, respectively.

Payne County Arrest Statistics

According to the OSBI’s Office of Criminal Justice Statistics, Payne County recorded 1,483 arrests in 2020. The total arrest figure covers 87 juvenile arrests and 1,396 adult arrests.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections maintains statistics on all inmates incarcerated within the state. However, the agency does not provide county-specific inmate statistics. Per the 2023 inmate statistics report, Oklahoma recorded a total of 22,569 currently incarcerated inmates. In contrast, community-supervised offenses totaled 24,793 in the same year.

Find Payne County Arrest Records

Record seekers can find Payne County arrest records in public documents, such as inmate records. Inmate records are under the purview of designated state and local-level agencies. For instance, the Payne County Sheriff's Office maintains an online list of persons detained in the county jail. The list features the inmate's name, booking date, and charges.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is a state-level custodian of inmate records through its online search portal. To access inmate information on the portal, record seekers must input the OK DOC number, inmate's name, and birth date.

Record seekers can also find Payne County inmate records on the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ inmate search website.

Free Arrest Record Search in Payne County

Government-owned websites provide free access to Payne County arrest records. Record seekers may use the following sites to find the records:

You can also search arrest records for free on third-party search sites. The sites may host public records that contain arrest information.

Get Payne County Criminal Records

Payne County criminal records are public documents that contain lists of criminal convictions and related data. Also referred to as rap sheets, the record contains arrest data, inmate information, and court-generated documents.

Payne County criminal records are public documents and under the purview of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations. As the custodian agency, the OSBI documents an individual's criminal information from all concerned agencies.

Record seekers can obtain Payne County criminal records by using the agency's Criminal History Information Request Portal (CHIRP). To access records on the portal, you must provide the subject's full name, birth date, and social security number (if known). Additional identifiers, such as aliases, can help users obtain more thorough search results. That being said, CHIRP will search for possible matches with birth dates three years prior to and after the provided date.

Note: You must create an account to access the portal. While account creation is free, you must pay $15 per search on the portal.

Payne County Arrest Records Vs. Criminal Records

Payne County's arrest records are different from criminal records in terms of their creation process, the custodial agency, and the content. Arrest records typically contain arrest-related data like the arrestee's name, charge description, and arresting agency's name. In contrast, criminal records contain arrest data, incarceration information, and court records.

In Payne County, law enforcement agencies are responsible for creating arrest records. On the other hand, multiple agencies like county courts and correctional facilities contribute information to build criminal records.

Note: Arrest records do not indicate if the offender is guilty of the charges.

How Long Do Arrests Stay on Your Record?

In Payne County, arrest records will indefinitely remain on your file. However, you can expunge or seal the records from public view. Also, the state may automatically expunge eligible arrest charges.

Expunge Payne County Arrest Records

Payne County residents can expunge their arrest records by filing an expungement petition with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations. In contrast, you can expunge criminal records by filing a petition with the district court that heard the case.

Who is eligible to expunge arrest records in Payne County?

Per 22 O.S. § 18, you are eligible to expunge arrest records if:

  • You have been acquitted
  • The appellate court reversed your conviction
  • You received a full pardon from the state governor
  • You were under 18 at the time of committing the offense
  • Your misdemeanor or felony charges were dismissed
  • You were wrongly arrested and charged with a crime
  • You were convicted of a misdemeanor charge that attracted a fine of less than $500

Note: Under state laws, you are eligible to expunge after the required waiting period. For instance, you must wait five years after being convicted of a misdemeanor charge. The waiting period for the other offenses includes:

  • For one non-violent felony, you must wait five years after completing the sentence
  • For two non-violent felonies, you must wait for ten years after sentence completion

How can I expunge my arrest records in Payne County?

There are two methods for expunging arrest records in Payton County: First, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations conducts automatic expunctions on a monthly basis. The agency presents a list of eligible cases to the prosecuting and arresting agencies. Upon receiving the list, the agencies have 45 days to raise an objection. If there are no objections, the OSBI will forward the eligible names to the court.

Then, the court will review the list and sign an expunction order for all approved cases. Furthermore, the court will send the order to all agencies that have copies of the records.

You can also directly expunge arrest records by filing a petition with the OSBI. The petition must contain the following information:

  • The record subject’s name
  • Birth date
  • Arrest date
  • Crime Description
  • Disposition of arrest

You must attach a police report if the crime description includes domestic-related charges. Next, send the necessary documents to the OSBI at:

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
6600 North Harvey Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: (405) 848-6724
Email: tips@osbi.ok.gov

For arrest charges that led to convictions, you must petition the court that heard the case. For this option, you must fill out the information listed in 22 O.S. § 18a. Download and present the document to the court clerk. Note that the court may charge filing fees.

The court will review the petition and set a hearing date. Furthermore, the court will notify arresting agencies, the OSBI, prosecuting agencies, and other entities that may have information related to the case. Next, the court will make a decision after reviewing the case and opinions from concerned agencies.

Payne County Arrest Warrants

Arrest warrants are court documents that authorize the arrest of people suspected of committing a crime. The court judge or magistrate issues arrest warrants after receiving a complaint from law enforcement officers. The officers may request arrest warrants to restrict the suspected offender’s right of movement. In addition, they request warrants to prevent civil or criminal liabilities.

Arrest warrants in Payne County typically contain the record subject’s name and physical identifying features. The document will also include the case number, arresting agency information, and the court official’s name and signature.

Payne County Arrest Warrant Search

You can look at Payne County arrest warrants by contacting the county sheriff’s department at:

606 South Husband
Room 106
Stillwater, OK 74074
Phone: (405) 533-6808
Fax: (405) 533-6869

The county sheriff also maintains a list of the most wanted offenders. Record seekers can click the list to find full information on the offenders.

Do Payne County Arrest Warrants Expire?

Arrest warrants in Payne County do not expire. Instead, the documents remain active until the record subject is apprehended. The court may also nullify arrest warrants if the offender was wrongly charged.

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