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Buncombe County Jail

20 Davidson Drive

Asheville, NC  28801

County History:   

Established in 1791, this county was named for Edward Buncombe, who was a colonel in the Revolutionary War.

County Population:  247,912

Area Code(s):  828

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County Sheriff:  

Sheriff Van Duncan

Sheriff’s Office Administration

Deputy Sheriff:  Unknown

Crime Stats for Asheville:  Asheville’s violent crime rate has consistently been above the national average since 2001.   

Per 1,000 residents, Asheville has 2.26 or 201 officers, which is above North Carolina’s average of 2.39  

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Buncombe County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 457
Avg Daily Population 442
Name of new facility not applicable
Full time payroll 126
Full time total employees 137
Total salaries and wages 5683541
Other operating expenditures 2123887
Total construction costs 28928857
Equipment, furnishings, etc not applicable
Year of original construction not applicable
Year of major renovation not applicable
Name of new facility not applicable


Buncombe County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016 134,843
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016 129,660
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016 5,183
Unemployment Rate, 2016 3.8
Median Household Income Annual Average, 2015 45,094
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Buncombe County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014 37,433
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 2015 15.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

Welcome to the official Facebook site of the Buncombe County Sheriffs Office. Through the use of this site we hope to enhance the information exchange between the sheriffs office and the citizens we serve. In keeping with Sheriff Van Duncan's continued commitment to transparency in government it is our goal to build community partnerships and create community support through an open and direct exchange of information.
1 week ago
Recent Arrests Made by BCSO Property Crimes Unit, Assisted by the Asheville Police Department and Buncombe County Anti-Crime Task Force

On November 8, 2017, the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Unit, assisted by the Asheville Police Department and Buncombe County Anti-Crime Task Force, executed search warrants at three residences in Asheville.
The search warrants were issued based upon information obtained as a result of several on-going residential breaking and entering and felony larceny investigations. Deputies recovered (5) stolen firearms, seized multiple other handguns, rifles and an illegal sawed-off shotgun, seized more than two pounds of marijuana, and seized $760.00 in cash.

As a result of evidence obtained during those search warrants and on-going investigations, the following subjects were arrested and charged:

Sean Austin Hughes, DOB: 07/27/1998
Felony Possession of Marijuana
PWISD Marijuana
Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia
Felony Maintain a Dwelling for Controlled Substance

Amarie Sincere Pertiller-Shivers, DOB: 03/12/1999
Possession of Stolen Firearm
PWIMSD Schedule VI Controlled Substance
Carrying Concealed Gun
Felony Maintain a Dwelling for Controlled Substance

Eldon Ragip Pacolli, DOB: 08/19/1999
Possession of Stolen Firearm (4 counts)
Felony Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance
Felony Maintain a Dwelling for Controlled Substance
PWIMSD Schedule VI Controlled Substance
Possession of Weapon of Mass Destruction

Gabriel Fuller, DOB: 05/24/1998
Felony Obtain Property by False Pretense
Larceny of Firearm (6 counts)
Misdemeanor Larceny (2 counts)
Resisting Public Officers
Felony Breaking and Entering (2 counts)
Driving While License Revoked
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The Sheriff's Office Requests the Public's Assistance in Identifying Two Individuals Connected To The Owen High School Vehicle B&E's

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify the persons shown below in reference to an on-going investigation involving vehicles that were broken into at Owen High School on 10/27/2017. Anyone with information on the identity of either person is asked to contact BCSO or Crime Stoppers at .
1 week ago
The Partnership for Substance Free Youth Coalition in Buncombe County Partnering With Students of Martin L. Nesbitt Jr. Discovery Academy to Conduct Project Sticker Shock

The Partnership for Substance Free Youth Coalition in Buncombe County is partnering with students from Martin L. Nesbitt Discovery Academy and the HotSpot service station located at 1118 Brevard Road in Asheville to conduct Project Sticker Shock on Tuesday, November 21st at 3:00 pm. The youth will be placing stop sign stickers on alcoholic beverages as a reminder that it is illegal to buy or sell to minors.

Project Sticker Shock is when youth from communities partner with a local convenient store and get permission to put stickers on the alcohol beverages like alco-pops. Alco-pops are alcoholic beverages such as mikes hard lemonade that are fruity looking and are marketing towards youth. The sticker is placed to remind those buying and selling it to card and not to give to anyone under 21.

The Partnership for Substance Free Youth in Buncombe County is a coalition of community members and agencies that work towards preventing youth from using alcohol and prescription drugs. The coalition was formed in 2009.

For more information please contact Lindsay Stockman at
1 week ago
Homicide Investigation Conducted At Brinwood Drive in Weaverville

A homicide investigation was initiated by the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office on at November 11, 2017 at 26 Brinwood Drive in Weaverville. The initial call for service, referenced as a suspicious person, was made at 22:34. Deputies arrived at the residence at 22:42. Upon arrival deputies encountered the reporting party and a juvenile, white male. Deputies spoke to the juvenile, and then began a search for the victim to render aid, if possible. Additional law enforcement personnel were requested, and arrived at the complainant’s residence at 22:49. The victim was found shortly thereafter at the bottom of Brinwood Drive. Sheriff’s Office personnel continued to process the scene throughout the night, clearing the scene this morning at 10:32 am. This incident was domestic in nature, and there was never an ongoing threat to the surrounding community.

The victim in this incident was Kayla Desiree Hensley, 18, 26 Brinwood Drive in Weaverville. The juvenile suspect, Miss Hensley’s sibling, has been charged with first degree murder, and is in the custody of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Juvenile Justice. There is no further information to release at this time.
2 weeks ago
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Scenes From This Year’s Smoky Mountain Toy Run

The Smoky Mountain Toy Run was held on Saturday, November 4th. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office own Donna Caraker accepted a thank you gift on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office at the event. The Smoky Mountain Toy Run is a police escorted motorcycle parade to collect toys and money for Eblen Charities Saint Nicholas Project who then distributes them to needy families in our area during the Christmas season. Started in 1981, the 2017 edition celebrates our 38th year of helping kids and families in need and is the oldest Toy Run in North Carolina and one of the oldest on the East Coast.

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