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Independence County Jail Information and Inmate Search

The Independence County jail is located in Batesville, Arkansas. Due to staffing problems, the jail stopped holding female inmates in 2018.

569 W Main St
Batesville, AR 72501

Phone: 870-612-6880
Fax: 870-612-6890

The current inmate roster is available online. Information provided includes inmates’ names and identifying details, information about their arrest, booking, and charges, and mugshots.

Visitation Hours

Visitation with inmates is scheduled by classifications. Those charged with felonies may be visited on Saturdays from 08:30 am-11:30 am. Those charged with misdemeanors may be visited on Sundays from 08:30 am-11:30 am. There is a lunch break from 12:30 pm-1:45 pm each day and visitation ends at 2pm. Each inmate is allowed one 20 minute visit each week and up to 4 people may attend each visit. Each visitor must have an official form of ID and anyone 12 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Additional Jail Information

The Sheriff’s Office keeps rosters of active warrants and most wanted online. These rosters provide the names and identifying details of offenders, their charges, and their mugshots, when available.

Independence County Sheriff Information

The county jail is operated by the local Sheriff’s Office. Shawn Stephens is the current Independence County Sheriff, Aaron Moody is the Chief Deputy, and Rita Garlin is the Office Administrator. The staff also includes 16 deputies that patrol the roads. Administrative office hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm.

1750 Myers Avenue
Batesville, Arkansas 72501

Phone: 870-793-8838

Independence County is in Northern Arkansas and covers an area of 772 square miles. In 2020, the population was 37,938. The largest city and county seat is Batesville.

Crime Statistics
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Independence County violent crime is 19.3. (The US average is 22.7)
Independence County property crime is 36.7. (The US average is 35.4)

Independence County Public Records Information

Records kept by the Sheriff’s Office are public information and copies are available for a nominal fee in keeping with the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Requests should include as much information as possible, such as dates, times, names, location, and any other details that may help staff locate the correct records. Requests may be submitted and received in person or by mail, fax, or email. Records are, however, typically emailed to requestors.

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