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Rusk County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Rusk County Arrest Records?

Rusk County Arrest Records are public documents detailing an individual’s arrest history within the county. These records usually include some information about the arrestee such as names, photographs, physical descriptions, place of arrest, charges, and the incident that led to the arrest.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) manages all arrest records within the state, while the Rusk County Sheriff is in charge of these reports at the county level. These documents are public records that can be accessed through these departments. Interested parties should take note that arrest records are different from criminal records. Arrest records contain details of an alleged crime while criminal records disclose the complete history of a convicted individual.

Crime Statistics of Rusk County

According to the 2017 FBI Uniform Crime Reporting for the U.S state of Texas, a total of 11 violent crimes and 82 property crimes were reported in Rusk County, giving an overall total of 93 crimes. The recorded events of violent crimes within the county were one rape, one robbery, and nine aggravated assault cases. Reported under property crimes were 19 burglaries, 61 larceny-thefts, two motor-vehicle thefts, and 1 case of arson.

The crimes recorded for the county in 2017 were far less compared to 2016 when the over-all total offence was 657. The county recorded two murders, 11 rapes, one robbery, 78 aggravated assaults, 196 burglaries, 310 larceny-thefts, 59 motor-vehicle thefts and one arson in that year.

Rusk County Criminal Records

In Rusk County, criminal records are created whenever an individual is convicted of a crime. The information on this document includes full arrest record details, conviction date, the probation record, and incarceration. Documents of crimes, such as rape, assault, murder, kidnapping, domestic abuse, and arson, are stored and disseminated by the TxDPS. The agency acts as the central repository for all counties in Texas. Alternatively, interested parties can obtain criminal history records at the Rusk County Sheriff Office or from any law enforcement agency within the county.

How Do I Get Rusk County Criminal Records?

Criminal history records are available at the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, located at:

210 West Charlevoix
Henderson, TX 75652
Phone: (903) 657-3581
Fax: (903) 657-8726

Interested persons can also obtain these documents by visiting any of the police departments inside the county.

Henderson Police Department
800 Lake Forest Pkwy,
Henderson, TX 75652

Overton Police Department
1200 S. Commerce Street,
Overton, TX 75684

Kilgore Police Department
909 N. Kilgore Street,
Kilgore, TX 75662

Tatum Police Department
680, Crystal Farms Road,
Tatum, TX 75691

Rusk County criminal records are also accessible at the state level through the Criminal History Name Search portal on the TxDPS website. To access the name-based criminal history records on the site, requesters must open an account and buy Search Credits worth $3 for each file. There are two ways to purchase these search credits, which are:

  • Through credit card: these include a convenience fee of 2.25% for each search credit; therefore, the requester will be charged $3.07 for each search credit purchased. A transaction fee of $0.25 per purchase also applies. The credits are made available instantly.
  • Through Check: There are no additional fees to the $3 charge. This method may take time as search credits will only be available when payment is received.

Where Can I Find Rusk County Sex Offender Information?

The Rusk County Sex Offender Registry is updated by the county’s sheriff and the TxDPS to guarantee its accuracy. It comprises the details of sex offenders, such as where the individual resides, works, and the schools attended. The purpose of the registry is to protect the county’s residents from all child victim offenders and sex offenders. The registry gets updated regularly to raise awareness in the county.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Rusk County Jail?

The Sheriff Office maintains the Rusk County Jail located at:

210 Charlevoix Street,
Henderson, TX 75652
Phone: (903) 655-3000

Visitors should call the Rusk County Jail phone-numbers to book an appointment and make sure that their names are on the list of approved visitors. Before visitation, all visitors need to be aware of the general jail rules. Some visitation rules of the Rusk County Jail include:

  • The visitor must possess a valid means of identification
  • Must not be a convicted felon
  • A legal guardian/parent must accompany a visitor below the age of 16.

Where and How to Find Rusk County Inmate Information

Information on Rusk County inmates is available online via the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Requesters will be required to provide the last name, the State Identification Number (SID), or the TDCJ number of the inmate to carry-out a successful search. Apart from weekends, the inmate information on the TDCJ website gets updated every 24 hours.

What are Rusk County Court Records?

The court records in Rusk County are legal documents managed and disseminated by the County Clerk on all court cases within the county’s borders. According to the Texas Public Information Act, these records are accessible to the public. The document contains details such as:

  • Affidavits
  • Dockets
  • Indictment
  • Transcripts
  • Deposition of the case

Interested parties can also get court records from; federal repositories, state authorized agencies, local courts, and third-party sites.

Location of All Courts in Rusk County

Below is a list of the courthouses within Rusk County, their addresses and contact information:

Rusk County 4th District Court
115 N. Main Street, #301,
P.O. Box 1687, Henderson, TX 75653
Phone: (903) 657-0353
Fax: (903) 657-1914

Rusk County Constitutional Court
115 N. Main Street, #206,
P.O. Box 758, Henderson, TX 75653
Phone: (903) 657-0330
Fax: (903) 657-2387

Rusk County Court at Law
115 N. Main Street, #206,
P.O. Box 758, Henderson, TX 75653
Phone: (903) 657-0330
Fax: (903) 657-2387

Precinct One Rusk County Justice of the Peace
P.O. Box 357, Overton, TX 75684
Phone: (903) 834-3753
Fax: (903) 657-1927

Precinct Two Rusk County Justice of the Peace
150 W. Davis Street,
P.O. Box 1034, Tatum, TX 75691
Phone: (903) 947-6440
Fax: (903) 947-6292

Precinct Three Rusk County Justice of the Peace
P.O. Box 189, Mount Enterprise, TX 75681
Phone: (903) 822-3737
Fax: (903) 822-3735

Precinct Four Rusk County Justice of the Peace
7933 Hwy 42 S, Henderson, TX 75654
Phone: (903) 854-4220
Fax: (903) 854-4316

Precinct Five Rusk County Justice of the Peace
210 W. Charlevoix Ave,
#304, Henderson, TX 75652
Phone: (903) 657-0308
Fax: (903) 657-0310

Henderson Municipal Court
502 W. Main Street, Henderson, TX 75652
Phone: (903) 657-6551

Mount Enterprise Municipal Court
103 W. Gregg Street, Mount Enterprise, TX 75681
Phone: (903) 822-3269

New London Municipal Court
P.O. Box 428, New London, TX 75682
Phone: (903) 895-4466

Overton Municipal Court
1200 S. Commerce, Overton, TX 75684
Phone: (903) 834-3145

Tatum Municipal Court
P.O. Box 1105, Tatum, TX 75691
Phone: (903) 947-2282

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What are Rusk County Vital Records?

Rusk County Vital Records include a marriage license, birth certificates, divorce certificates, and death certificates, all of which are documents detailing the important events of an individual’s life. These records are provided only to the owners and those who meet the criteria because there are confidential. Requesters can order these records from the Texas Department of State Health Services (TxDSHS) via mail or online. However, interested parties can also request it from the Rusk County Clerk’s office, located at:

115 North Main, Suite 206
P.O. Box 758, Henderson, TX 75653-0758
Phone: (903) 657-0330
Fax: (903) 657-2387

Where and How to Get Rusk County Divorce Records

Applicants can obtain a Rusk County Divorce Record by completing an application form and mailing to:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 12040,
Austin, TX 78711-2040

Each divorce record costs $20, including an expedited processing fee of $5. Requesters will be asked to provide certain information before getting these records.

Divorce records can be ordered online or by mail.

Where and How to Get Rusk County Marriage Records

Interested parties may obtain Rusk County marriage records from the TxDSHS by mailing-in an application form to:

Texas Vital Records Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 12040,
Austin, TX 78711-2040

These records are available only to requesters in the following categories:

  • Groom
  • Bride
  • Children of the married party
  • Former/current spouse of the married party
  • The legal representative of either married party

Marriage records cost $20 each, including an expedited processing fee of $5.

Where and How to Get Rusk County Birth and Death Records

Requesters can get Rusk County birth & death records from the TxDSHS by completing a birth or death form and mailing to:

Texas Vital Records Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 12040,
Austin, TX 78711-2040

At the county level, interested persons can contact the County Clerk for these records at:

115 North Main, Suite 206
P.O. Box 758, Henderson, TX 75653-0758
Phone: (903) 657-0330
Fax: (903) 657-2387

The birth and death records in Rusk County are accessible to:

  • The owner of the file (18 years and above)
  • The parents/spouse of the record holder
  • The legal representative(s) of the record holder