Lookup Inmates in Burke 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.

Burke County Jail

201 South Green Street

Morganton, NC  28680

County History:   

Burke county was established in 1777 and was named for Thomas Burke who served in the Continental Congress and was the state’s governor for two years.  

County Population:  89,842

Area Code(s):  704, 828

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  Steve E. Whisenant

150 Government Drive

Morganton, NC  28655

Deputy Sheriff:  Unknown

Crime Stats for Morganton:  Morganton’s violent crime rate runs consistently just below the national average since 2001.  2007 was the exception, when it exceeded the national average.  

Per 1,000 residents, Morganton has 3.54 or 59 officers, which is above North Carolina’s average of 2.39

County Clerk:  Unknown:  

Inmate Search Instructions:  

Visiting Hours:  

Saturday:  Inmates last names starting with A through M

Sunday:  Inmates last names starting with N through Z

8:30 am to 11:00am and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Sending mail to Inmates:  All incoming and outgoing mail must be addressed as follows:

Inmates Legal First and Last Name

148 Government Drive

Morganton, NC 28655

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Burke County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 49
Avg Daily Population 54
Name of new facility not applicable
Full time payroll 12
Full time total employees 12
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On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at approximately 2:29 am, deputies with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Shell Station located at 8807 Old NC 10 in reference to an ATM machine alarm. When they arrived, the deputies found the ATM machine had been stolen. A heavy duty logging chain was located at the scene and it was collected for evidence. The owner of the store was contacted and he provided deputies with video surveillance. The surveillance footage shows two individuals in a white four-door work truck using the logging chain to remove the ATM machine. The truck left the store in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or anyone who has seen this truck can contact the Burke County Emergency Communications Center at or Crime Stoppers at .

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The Sheriff's Office is proud to be part of today's Operation Blue Christmas Cops on Top event. Stop by and make a donation to support this great cause!!!
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It's halftime and the Sheriff's Office is up 28-6. Halftime entertainment time!!! Come on out and support the Hensley family.
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