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The Buncombe County Detention Facility is located at 20 Davidson Drive in Asheville, NC. It is responsible for housing all individuals who are charged by local law enforcement agencies in the county and awaiting trial. The facility is made up of a main building and an annex with a total housing capacity of 604 beds. The Buncombe County Detention Facility is headed by Captain Jeffrey Littrell. It is staffed by 160 personnel including six lieutenants and 15 sergeants who work together to ensure the safety and security of the inmates.

How to Send Mail or Package

Inmates housed in the Buncombe County Detention Facility may write and receive letters. They are allowed to receive photos, but cannot possess more than 10. All incoming mail will be inspected for contraband before getting delivered to the inmate. Inmates may only receive incoming mail from Monday through Friday except during holidays. To send mail to an inmate, it should be addressed as follows:

[Inmate Name]
Detention Facility
20 Davidson Drive
Asheville, NC 28801

Inmates are also allowed to receive funds in their commissary accounts through the kiosk located in the lobby of the Detention Facility. Family and friends may also deposit funds online through the JailATM website.

Visitation Hours

Inmates at the Buncombe County Detention Facility are allowed visitation. All visits need to be scheduled by the visitor and must be made at least 24 hours in advance. On site visitations are held from Monday through Friday from 9am to 10:30am and 1pm to 3:30pm. Saturday on site visitation is held from 11am to 3:30pm. All visits are limited to 20 minutes. For first-time visits, you can schedule them by calling the front desk of the Detention Facility at (828) 250-4610 or (828) 250-4557. Additional visits can be scheduled online.

The Buncombe County Detention Facility maintains an online jail roster that lists all the inmates currently housed in the facility. Each inmate’s profile contains his/her mug shot, complete name, age, height, gender, weight, race, arrest date, court date, primary charge, and total bond amount. To locate an inmate here, you can use the search function using any of the information that is contained in the inmate’s profile. For example, you can search based on the inmate’s last name, age, arrest date, holding facility, and primary charge.

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Buncombe County Sheriff Information

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is the chief law enforcement agency in the county. It provides a wide range of services to the public such as animal control, conducting patrols, criminal investigations, and mentoring youths. The head of the BCSO is Sheriff Quentin E. Miller. Chief Deputy Herbert Blake serves as his second-in-command, helping the Sheriff oversee the day-to-day operations of the different divisions in the agency.

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Address:
60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor, Asheville, NC 28801

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Phone Number:
(828) 250-4503

Buncombe County is located the western region of North Carolina. The county seat is Asheville which also happens to be the largest city. Based on the 2021 census, it has an estimated population of 271,534. The total area of the county is 660 square miles.

2018 Annual Average Violent Crimes: 599
Data Source: North Carolina County Health Rankings

Buncombe County Public Records Information

Requests for copies of public records in Buncombe County are submitted to the Buncombe County Public Record & Media Request Center. There are Public Information Officers who make sure to provide a timely response to any requests in accordance to North Carolina law. To submit a request, you will need to provide all necessary details in the form provided. Please note that not all information is considered public record. For example, tax information and components of personnel files. In addition, there may be a corresponding fee charged. This should be paid before the copy is delivered.

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