Lookup Inmates in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Results May Include: Arrest Detail, Date, Agency, Type, Officer, Location, Offense Date, Description, Related Incident, Bail Amount, Bail Type, Court #, Inmate Details, Address, Jail Housing Location, Incarceration Date, Scheduled Release, Race/Gender.

Rutherford County Jail

198 North Washington Street

Rutherfordton, NC  28139


County History:   

Established in 1779, Griffith Rutherford is the namesake for the county.  He was the leader of an expedition against the Cherokee Native American in 1776, he was also a general in the Revolutionary War.  Rutherfordton is the county seat.

County Population:  66,956

Area Code(s):  704, 828, 980

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  Chris Francis

Country: USA

Address 1: 901 Leadbetter Rd

City: Spindale

State: NC

Zip Code: 28160-2015

County: Rutherford County

Phone #: 828-286-4121

Fax #: 828-286-9285

Deputy Sheriff:  Unknown

Crime Stats for Rutherfordton:  Rutherfordton’s violent crime rate has been well below the national average each year since 2001.  It has been at zero since 2013.

Per 1,000 residents, Rutherfordton has 3.37 or 14 officers, which is above North Carolina’s average of 2.39

County Clerk:  Unknown:

Inmate Search Instructions:  No information available

Visiting Hours:  

Floors 1 & 3 Last Name A-L Saturday 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Floors 1 & 3 Last Name M-Z Saturday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Floors 2 & 4 Last Name A-L Sunday 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Floors 2 & 4 Last Name M-Z Sunday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Female Visitation Saturday 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Trustee Visitation Sunday 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Sending mail to Inmates:  

Inmate Name”

Rutherford County Detention Center

198 North Washington Street

Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Sending funds to inmates:  

Money orders must be sent through the mail.  All mail and money orders should be clearly marked with the inmate’s full name and a valid return address.

Working at Rutherford County:  

Sex Offender Search:  http://rutherfordcountync.gov/sheriffsoffice (link is broken)

Bail and Bail Bondsmen:  No information available

Rutherford County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined179
Avg Daily Population164
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll31
Full time total employees31
Total salaries and wages1059
Other operating expenditures211577
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1997
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Rutherford County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201624,946
Number Employed Annual Average, 201623,278
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,668
Unemployment Rate, 20166.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201536,998
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Rutherford County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201412,493
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201519.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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