Lee Foster
550 Wilson Road Newberry, SC 29108

The Warrant Division is assigned to manage and ensure that all active criminal and mental health warrants received by the Sheriff’s are served. A warrant is an official document signed by a judge or other person in authority which gives law enforcement permission to search someone’s home, business or vehicle, arrest a person or take some other action.

When a criminal warrant is received in the Warrant Division an immediate process begins towards the execution of the warrant. The unit handles the entry of all local warrant information into the in-house Records Management System (RMS) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Once this process has been completed, the warrant is assigned to uniform deputies where attempts are made to locate and apprehend the wanted person. When the fugitive is apprehended or the warrant is cleared by other methods, the warrant is properly cleared and returned to the court clerk of its origin.

The Warrant Division cannot do it alone.  You can send information or tips to tips@ncso.sc.gov or you can log onto the Crime Stoppers website or call 1-800-392-STOP (7867) to provide any information you may have in helping us in identifying the location of the Most Wanted Fugitive(s).  All tips received will remain anonymous. Your assistance can lead to the apprehension of a known fugitive and help get the criminal element off the street.

If you are wanted on an outstanding warrant and wish to turn yourself in, please contact the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division at 803-405-7706 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday (excluding government holidays) or call 9•1•1 after the Warrant Division hours.  You can contact Lieutenant Deanna Wilbanks at dwilbanks@ncso.sc.gov


If you know the location of any subject who is wanted for a criminal charge, DO NOT attempt to apprehend the subject yourself. Call the Sheriff's Office and report the person's identity and location. You could jeopardize the safety of yourself and others if you try to apprehend the subject.