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Rhea County Tennessee Sheriff Overview

Rhea County is located in East Tennessee. Founded in 1807, it was named in honor of John Rhea, a veteran of the Revolutionary War and Tennessee politician. The county seat is Dayton. The zip codes in Rhea County are 37332, 37381, and 37321.

The highest ranking law officer in Rhea County is Sheriff Mike Neal. His second in command is Chief Deputy John Argo who is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department. You can reach the administrative offices at, ext. #1. The Administrator of Corrections is Lt. Melba Huffman, Rhea County’s first ever female Chief Corrections officer. You can get in touch with her at, ext. #2.

Rhea County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 444 2nd Ave, Dayton, TN  37321



Inmate Search in Rhea County Jail

The Rhea County Jail maintains an Inmate Information Center that allows the public to view information about the inmates currently housed in the facility. You can search the database by using the inmate’s first name and/or last name in the search box or you can choose the first letter of the inmate’s last name. You can also choose to only view the list of inmates that were released within the last 24 hours. Search results will show the inmate’s #, complete name, age, birth year, booking date & time, release date & time, visitation schedule, charges, and booking photo.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Rhea County Jail are allowed to have visitation with their family and friends. The visitation schedule is as follows:

Women, A Block, Cell 21, and Trustees are allowed visitation on Saturdays from 10am to 11:30am.

Inmates housed in C Block, D Block, and Cell 20 are allowed visitation on Sundays from 10am to 11:30am.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Federal law states that all sex offenders must be registered in the state and national sex offender databases in the interest of public safety and awareness. A sex offender is a person who has been convicted of a sex crime. What constitutes a sex crime may differ between states but there are certain crimes that are generally accepted as sex crimes such as rape, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. Residents of Rhea County who want to locate sex offenders in their neighborhood can visit . Please keep in mind that the state cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the system. Some offenders do not update their registration. As a result, you may find some records containing last known addresses or incomplete ones.

Bail and Bondsman

If you are charged with a crime in Rhea County, you can stay out of jail while waiting for your trial to start. This is possible when the court grants you bail – an exchange of money or property that will serve as a form of collateral which is supposed to guarantee your return to court. If you miss a court date, the money or property is forfeited.

If you cannot afford to post bail, you can hire a bondsman to do it for you for a 10% fee. This fee is non-refundable. For example, if your bail is set at $10,000, you will need to pay the bondsman $1000.

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Rhea County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 95
Avg Daily Population 88
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Full time payroll 9
Full time total employees 12
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Rhea County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016 13,409
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016 12,423
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016 986
Unemployment Rate, 2016 7.4
Median Household Income Annual Average, 2015 39,863
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Rhea County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014 7,331
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 2015 23.3
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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