Lookup Inmates in Columbus 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.

Columbus County Detention Center

PO Box 280

Whiteville, NC  28472

(910) 640-6628

County History:   

Established in 1808, in 1983, the county struggled through a scandal, COLCOR where $37M of illegal drugs was seized and a number of leading citizens were arrested.  The county seat is in Whiteville NC.  

County Population:  57,246

Area Code(s):  910

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  Lewis Hatcher

Sheriff’s Office
805 Washington Street
Whiteville, NC  28472
Phone: (910) 642-6551
Fax: (910) 642-4321

Deputy Sheriff:  Chief Deputy Bobby Worley

Crime Stats for Whiteville:  Whiteville’s violent crime rate has well above the national average each year since 2001.  

Per 1,000 residents, Whiteville has 4.24 or 24 officers, which is above North Carolina’s average of 2.39

County Clerk:  Unknown:  

Inmate Search Instructions:  

Visiting Hours:  

  • Monday:         Inmates last name ending A to F
  • Tuesday:        Inmates last name ending G to L
  • Wednesday:   Inmates last name ending M to R 
  • Thursday:       Inmates last name ending S to Z

Visitation is from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. and from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Sending mail to Inmates:  

All mail must go through the US Postal Service.

Address for the inmates:
P.O. Box 280
Whiteville, NC 28472.

Sending funds to inmates:  

Money can be brought 24 hours/7 days a week and shall be deposited in the kiosk in the Detention Center Lobby.
NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Working at Columbus County:  

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Bail and Bail Bondsmen:  No information available

Columbus County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined120
Avg Daily Populationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll40
Full time total employees40
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Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: P.O. BOX 280 WHITEVILLE NC 28472

Columbus County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201622,778
Number Employed Annual Average, 201621,320
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,458
Unemployment Rate, 20166.4
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201534,478
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Columbus County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201412,878
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201524.0
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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