Lookup Inmates in Meade County, South Dakota. Results May Include: Inmate Number, Arrest Records, Intake Date, Facility, Bond Amount, Charges, First Name, Last Name.

Meade County South Dakota Sheriff Overview

Meade County is located in the western portion of South Dakota. It was founded in 1889 and named after a fort that was located in the area in 1878, Fort Meade. The fort was named in honor of General George Meade. The county seat is Sturgis. The zip codes in Meade County are 57718, 57737, 57748, 57758, 57769, 57626, 57785, 57788, 57787, 57793, and 57792.
The Sheriff of Meade County is Ron Merwin. You can reach him at 605.347.2681 or through email at rmerwin@meadecounty.org. The county’s Register of Deeds is Lana Anderson. One of the responsibilities of her office is issuing marriage licenses, birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates. You can get in touch with her at 605.347.2356.

Meade County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 1400 Main Street, Sturgis, SD 57785
Phone: 605.347.2681
Fax: 605.347.6824

Inmate Search in Meade County Jail

The Meade County Jail does not have a Weekly Arrest Report Online which has the names of the persons who are currently housed in the facility. If you want to find out if someone is detained here, you can call the Sheriff’s Office at 605.347.2681.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmate visitation is a privilege. Family and friends are allowed to visit inmates at the Meade County Jail provided they register their information and present a valid photo ID prior to visiting. Also, all visitors must successfully pass through a metal detector. Individuals younger than 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to be permitted to visit. Proper attire is required for all visitors. To get the schedule for inmate visitation, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 605.347.2681.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

According to federal law, a sex offender must have his information filed in the state sex offender registry as well as the national sex offender database. A sex offender is defined as a person who has been found guilty of a sexually motivated offense such as rape, incest, and prostitution. To locate sex offenders working or living in Meade County, you can search the South Dakota Sex Offender Registry. Keep in mind that you may encounter records that only list last known addresses. This is because some offenders do not register their information.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is the money pledged to the court in exchange for a defendant getting released from custody while his trial is pending. The money is used to secure the defendant’s appearance in court once the trial starts. A refund will be given minus some court fees after the trial. Bail is revoked and forfeited if the defendant misses a court date.

A defendant who cannot afford to post bail can pay 10% of the amount to a bail bondsman instead. A bail bondsman can act as a surety by signing a bond with the court that he will pay if the defendant skips bail. The bond fee is non-refundable.

Meade County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 70
Avg Daily Population 66
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll 22
Full time total employees 22
Total salaries and wages 762362
Other operating expenditures 224377
Total construction costs 0
Equipment, furnishings, etc 30000
Year of original construction 1994
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 1400 MAIN STREET STURGIS SD 57785

Meade County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201613,419
Number Employed Annual Average, 201613,017
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016402
Unemployment Rate, 20163.0
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201555,515
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Meade County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20142,598
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20159.9
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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