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Howard County Indiana Sheriff Overview

Howard County is located in Northern Indiana. It was founded in 1844 and named in honor of US Representative General Tilghman Howard who died that same year. The county seat is Kokomo. The zip codes in Howard County are 46919, 46929, 46936, 46937, 46965, 46979, 46902, 46901, 46903, and 46995.

Sheriff Steve Rogers is the chief law enforcement officer in Howard County. You can reach him at ext. 232 or via email at Captain Jerry Asher heads the Patrol Division of the Sheriff’s Office. You can reach him at 65.456.2020 ext. 241 or via email at Captain Gregory Hargrove serves as the Chief Investigator of the Howard County Sheriff’s Office. You can get in touch with him at ext. 236 or

Howard County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 1800 West Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN 46901

Inmate Search in Howard County Jail

The Howard County Jail has a Weekly Arrest Report Online,

a list of inmates currently detained in the facility. To locate an inmate here, you can use the inmate’s first name, last name, or alias to search the database. Each inmate’s record shows his complete name, age, booking date, physical description, arrest date, cell #, and address.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Howard County Jail are allowed allowed only (2) 25 minute visits per week. Internet visits are allowed with unlimited amount however each visit is limited to 10 – 25 minutes per visit. Due to the excessive number of inmates, visitation is not guaranteed. Visitors must register in the lobby of the Howard County Criminal Justice Center at the provided KIOSK or go to the Howard County Website to .

Only one (1) visitor / child can visit at a time. With internet visits, 2 adults may participate at the same time as long as both adults are registered. All visitors, with the exception of visitation by internet, must sign in at the front desk during business hours and Central Control for all other hours at least 15 minutes before the scheduled visit. Cell phones and other recording devices will not be permitted inside the facility.

Inmates are allowed to receive mail sent through the US Post Office. Mail must be in manila or mailing envelopes that are no longer than 9 x 12, and any greeting cards sent can be no longer than 6 x 9. Inmates are allowed to receive a maximum number of 16 photos, no larger than 5 x 7. Polaroids are not allowed.

Inmates are also allowed to receive email from family and friends for a small fee. You can set up an account at to avail of this service.

Funds can be added into an inmate’s account by mailing a money order (not exceeding $50) to the jail, by using the kiosk in the lobby of the Howard County Criminal Justice Center, or by going online at .

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Anyone who has a conviction for a crime involving sexual misconduct such as rape, sexual assault, and child pornography is classified as a sex offender. Federal law stipulates that these individuals must submit their information to the state and national sex offender registries. If you wish to locate sex offenders residing in Howard County, you can visit

Please take note that you will need to read the disclaimer provided before you are allowed access to the database. Because some offenders fail to comply with the registration law, you may encounter records that contain outdated information such as an offender’s last known address.

Bail and Bondsman

When a person is charged with a crime, he can remain free while awaiting trial as long as he posts bail. Bail is the money lodged with the court that will be used to guarantee the defendant’s appearance at all of his court dates. The defendant loses the money if he fails to return as promised.

A person who cannot afford to post bail can secure his release through the help of a bondsman. A bondsman is an individual in the business of posting bail for other people. The cost of such services is usually 10% of the bail amount. The fee cannot be refunded.

Contact the Howard County Public Defender
Public defender’s provide: counsel upon arrest, representation during criminal investigative proceedings, interviewing witnesses, arrange bail, conduct pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression of evidence motions, jury selection, opening statements, legal research, and more
Name: Howard County Public Defender
Address: 104 North Buckeye Street, Kokomo, Indiana, 46901
Hours: N/A
Howard County Probation Department
Probation officers hold offenders accountable by ensuring that financial restitution is being paid to victims and community service is completed. The probation department provides warrant searches, sex offender lookups, DWI conviction information, adult or youth misdemeanor and felony offense records.
Office: Howard County Probation Department
location: 701 South Berkley Road, Kokomo, Indiana, 46901
Howard County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 342
Avg Daily Population 385
Name of new facility not applicable
Full time payroll 118
Full time total employees 120
Total salaries and wages 2926292
Other operating expenditures 1792252
Total construction costs 0
Equipment, furnishings, etc 0
Year of original construction 1993
Year of major renovation not applicable
Name of new facility not applicable

For more information on the Howard County Jail in Indiana, Visit: />

Address: 1800 WEST MARKLAND KOKOMO IN 46901

Howard County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016 38,176
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016 36,396
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016 1,780
Unemployment Rate, 2016 4.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 2015 47,390
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Howard County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014 13,724
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 2015 16.9
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

The Howard County Criminal Justice Center is comprised of many divisions working together to serve the community. The following divisions are located within the department: Administrative (sex offender registry, gun permits, alarm permits, Sheriff Sales) Civil Process (small claims, evictions, foreclosures, etc.) Corrections (pre-trial detainees, sentenced offenders) Criminal Investigations (Detectives) Howard County / Kokomo 911 dispatch center Patrol (road Deputies).
2 weeks ago
PRESS RELEASE: November 9th, 2017

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office is offering local churches assistance with questions about security.

Past and recent events have law enforcement and churches looking for answers as how to best protect our communities, including places of worship.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Chaplain, John Murdoch, had been certified in “crime prevention” and trained in “church security” by the Ohio Crime Prevention Association.

Chaplain Murdoch and Chief Deputy Jerry Asher have conducted security assessments for local churches this past year and are available if called upon to help our churches formulate a “security plan” tailored to each need.

The Indiana Sheriff’s Association is currently working on developing a model policy for church security to assist all Indiana Sheriff’s in their communities.

Knowing that our local Law Enforcement Officers attend the many churches in Howard County, the materials and resources we have are available to any full time sworn Police Officer in Howard County.

A church interested in security assessment may contact Captain Jerry Asher at or

Steven R. Rogers, Howard County Sheriff
2 weeks ago


Shortly after 12:30 PM on Thursday November 9th, Corrections Officer Evan Fiscus, age 26, was injured in an altercation with inmate, Bobby Lee Bowman, age 36.

The altercation occurred in a "Protective Custody" unit where Bowman was being held on criminal charges of Criminal Confinement, Intimidation, Domestic Battery by Means of a Deadly Weapon, Habitual Criminal Offender and Petition to Revoke a Suspended Sentence for a previous criminal offense.

Officer Fiscus was transported to Community Howard Hospital via ambulance where he was found to be suffering from a concussion. He was treated and released later Thursday afternoon.

Detectives are investigating this incident and a report will be forwarded to the Howard County Prosecutor for review.

Steven R. Rogers, Howard County Sheriff
shared Kokomo Police Department's post.2 weeks ago
If you have any information, please contact the Kokomo Police Department.
2 weeks ago
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Howard County until 7:00pm. Please be weather ready, monitor the conditions, and have a plan in place.
3 weeks ago
Come see us today at the Kokomo Event Center for Solidarity’s Community Halloween Party from now until 4!

4 weeks ago
Press Release:


Subject/Case: Stabbing
location: 500 Block Naphew Lane, Kokomo
Date/Time: October 20th 2017 10:48 PM
Released by: Capt. Jerry Asher
Date of Release: October 23rd 2017

Shortly before 11:00pm on October 20th, deputies and medics responded to the 500 block of Naphew Lane in reference to a stabbing. The victim, 30 year old Joshua Suiter, called 911 stating he had been stabbed in the abdomen.

When deputies arrived, they found Suiter lying on the grass holding a rag to his stomach. He told deputies he’d gone to a nearby residence to confront his prior landlord, Mark Peselli, about a text message Peselli had sent to his wife. As Suiter approached the residence, Peselli came out of his home and an argument ensued. During the exchange, Suiter was stabbed. He then went to a neighbor’s residence to call for help. He was transported by ambulance to St. Vincent’s hospital Kokomo and later transported to an Indianapolis hospital.

Peselli told investigators that he’s been harassed by Suiter ever since he had him evicted. Peselli stated he went to his door tonight and was confronted by Suiter. He felt intimidated and threatened so he pulled out his pocket knife thinking it would make him leave. Peselli stated he started pushing Suiter back and in the process stuck him with the knife. He stated he didn’t mean to stab him. He just wanted him to leave his home.

When deputies first arrived on scene, Peselli exited his home and began walking towards deputies in a highly agitated state. Deputies gave verbal commands to stop, but he refused. Due to his agitated state and refusal to obey verbal commands to stop, the Taser was deployed. He was charged with Resisting Law Enforcement and booked in at the Howard County Jail.

This case remains under investigation.

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