The Alexander County Detention Center is located adjacent to the Alexander County Law Enforcement Center at 91 Commercial Park Avenue in Taylorsville, NC. The 164 bed facility provides secure custody for both males and females who have been committed to the custody of the Sheriff of Alexander County.
Captain Michael Harrison currently serves as jail administrator and is assisted by Lt. Philip Starnes and Lt. Allen Vanstory in the oversight of daily operation of the facility. Lt. Starnes and Lt. Vanstory supervise a number of certified full-time detention officers who staff 4 five person squads that work a rotating work schedule to provide 24 hour supervision of inmates in the facility.
Once an individual is arrested and brought before a judicial official (Judge or Magistrate), the Conditions of Release (bond) is set by that official. These conditions must be met for that person to be released form custody prior to their court date. If a person has a secured bond, that amount can be satisfied in one of three ways:
- (Option 1) Paying the full amount of the bond in cash to the Clerk of Superior Court as a promissory measure to guarantee their appearance at all court dates for that particular case (the full amount is returned if the defendant is present at all court proceedings once the case is fully disposed of)
- (Option 2) An Alexander County landowner may use property they own as a guarantee against the defendant to ensure their appearance at all court dates. If the bond amount is greater than $2,500 then a current Alexander County Tax Statement must be presented to the Detention staff to prove there are no tax levies against the property at the time of application (unless a prior waiver is obtained from the Magistrate or the Alexander County Clerk of Superior Court).
- (Option 3) A bondsman may be contacted to post bond for the defendant. Bonding Agencies generally charge a fee of 15% of the bond total as a non-returnable service fee. These fees may vary for different bonding agencies. A current list of Bonding Agencies in Alexander County may be obtained from the Alexander County Detention Center or int he business section of the phone book. Please note that Detention Officers are not allowed to recommend bonding agencies.