Alabama Arrest Records Search
Although many counties throughout the state of Alabama almost seem to intentionally try and make it difficult to access official records, Shelby County is not one of them. Although arrest records and warrants for Shelby County are not exactly prominently displayed on any website in the county, many other types of records are rather easy to get your hands on.
This is in large part thanks to the excellent website that has been built by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, which is located at http://www.shelbyso.com/.
If you're looking for arrest records and warrants for Shelby County, then chances are, you will be interested to see exactly who is currently in prison within the county. A full listing of all current inmates can be found at http://www.shelbyal.com/shelbyso/inmatelisting/. You can view their name, a picture of them by clicking on that name, their booking date, their visitation hours, and even the crime that they were arrested for.
Other useful links for you will be the Most Wanted section of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, which can be located at http://www.shelbyal.com/shelbyso/mostwanted/. Little information is provided other than an image, but it still can be very interesting - especially if you're worried you're one of the most wanted! You can also see a list of Persons of Interest/Missing Persons within the county at http://www.shelbyso.com/most_wanted.php.
Finally, if you are worried that someone you know is in jail and you cannot find them using this resource, you should use a tool that searches all prison inmates throughout the state and is provided by the Alabama DOC. You can find it at http://www.doc.state.al.us/inmsearch.asp.