Lookup Inmates in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Results May Include: Arrest Records, Mugshot, IDN#, Case #, Document Type, Booked/Served, Charges, Court Date, Case, Division, Court Event, Court Role, DOB, Address, Race.

Rutherford County Tennessee Sheriff Overview

Rutherford County is located in Middle Tennessee. Founded in 1803, it was named in honor of Griffith Rutherford, a general in the American Revolutionary War who made his home in Middle Tennessee after the war. The county seat is Murfreesboro. The zip codes in Rutherford County are 37118, 37128, 37127, 37037, 37130, 37129, 37132, 37131, 37060, 37149, 37063, 37153, 37167, 37085, 37014, and 37020.

Sheriff Michael Fitzhugh is the highest ranking law enforcement officer in Rutherford County. Keith D. Lowery serves as Chief Deputy of Law Enforcement.His responsibilities include direct command of the Communications Division, Special Enforcement Bureau, and the Information Technology Division.  Egon Grissom serves as Deputy Chief in the Sheriff’s Office. He is responsible for overseeing the Patrol Division, Court Security, Transport, School Resources, Warrants, Records, and Evidence. Assistant Chief Bill Sharp is responsible for overseeing the Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, and the Adult Detention Center. You can reach any of the command staff by calling (615) 898-7721.

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 940 New Salem Hwy, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Phone: (615) 898-7720

Fax: (615) 217-4760

Inmate Search in Rutherford County Jail

The Rutherford County Adult Detention Center offers a free mobile app (Google Play and iTunes App Store) that allows the public to receive information regarding current inmates in the facility. This information includes the inmate’s name, booking photo, address, charges, and bond. The app also enables users to access the county’s Most Wanted criminals and warrants.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center are allowed two 45-minute onsite video visits each week. Visitors can use the screens located in the jail lobby to engage in a video conversation with the inmate free-of-charge. These visits must be scheduled in advance, anytime between 8:15am to 4pm Tuesday through Sunday. Visitors must undergo a background check and have no felony record. They must also possess a valid photo ID and be dressed appropriately. Cell phones, bags, purses, and backpacks are not allowed inside the facility. All video visits are recorded for security purposes.

Remote visits are also allowed. However, this includes a connection fee of $1.50 and a cost of $0.30 per minute. To register for video visitation, go here.

To deposit money into an inmate’s commissary account, you can visit www.vendengine.com or call 1-855-836-3364. To deposit money into an inmate’s Tablet account (allows inmates to receive pictures and email), you can go to here.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Sex offenders are required by federal law to provide their information to local law enforcement for entry into the state and national sex offender registries. A sex offender is someone whose conviction is for a sexually motivated crime such as rape, sex trafficking, and prostitution. Go to https://www.tn.gov/tbi/section/tennessee-sex-offender-registry to find out if any sex offenders reside in your neighborhood in Rutherford County. Please keep in mind that not all offenders provide their information to the authorities. You may find some entries in the system showing last known addresses or incomplete addresses.  

Bail and Bondsman

A charged individual in Rutherford County is allowed to stay out of jail while his/her trial is pending as long as he can post bail. Bail is the money or property that the court requires in exchange for allowing a defendant’s freedom. This ensures that the defendant will appear before the court once the trial starts. If he/she doesn’t, the money or property is forfeited.

If the defendant cannot post bail because he lacks funds, the court will allow him to hire a bondsman to do it on his behalf. In this case, the court will recognize the bondsman as the person liable to pay the entire bail amount should the defendant fail to appear. To hire a bondsman, the defendant must pay him 10% of the bond amount. This fee is non-refundable.

Rutherford County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined812
Avg Daily Population810
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll371
Full time total employees371
Total salaries and wages61000
Other operating expenditures7800
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc500000
Year of original construction1987
Year of major renovation1998
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Rutherford County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016161,297
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016155,230
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20166,067
Unemployment Rate, 20163.8
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201560,022
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 201432,601
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201511.1
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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