Oglethorpe County Jail Inmate Search

October 2021

Oglethorpe County Jail is a minimum security jail which falls under jurisdiction of Oglethorpe, GA. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs in Oglethorpe County. Offenders from the Police and City jails are transferred to the jail after the paper work is done. They usually stay in the jail, until they are sentenced, acquitted or released on bail. It houses inmates on temporary hold, typically serving less than a year jail term. Most of the inmates in Oglethorpe County Jail are convicted for misdemeanor offenses like driving under the influence, fighting/assault, theft etc. It provides basic amenities to the inmates like bathroom facility, 3 meals daily, education program and TV facility. It also provides work release program and other specialized services to the inmates.

Location

115 Buddy Faust Road PO Box 17
Lexington, Georgia 30648

Phone Number

Facility Type

County Jail

Inmate Capacity

45

Fax Number

706-743-3969

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. How do I find out if someone is currently detained at Oglethorpe County Jail?

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Oglethorpe County Jail?

Q. What are the visitation rules of Oglethorpe County Jail?

Oglethorpe County Jail Visitation Hours

Sunday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Map & Directions for Oglethorpe County Jail

More Information

The first jail in Oglethorpe County was started in 1793, when the county was founded. The second was built in 1800. Another jail was built in 1878 and that was used until 2002. That building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The current jail was built in 1887, as an additional area. The 1887 building has been renovated and added to since then.

In 1870, James Dillard was arrested for swearing in front of Mary Sanders. Dillard, knowing she was married, tried to entice Sanders into bed for a sexual liaison. Sanders was offended and called for her husband. There were words spoken over the situation, at which time Dillard cussed. Dillard was found guilty. The case has been used for free speech purposes.

On August 5, 1995, Sheriff's Department Sergeant Ronald Cheek and other deputies were sent to a domestic disturbance call. The suspect opened fire and killed Cheek. The suspect was shot by other deputies and killed at the scene.

In 2015, William Arnold kidnapped and killed his pregnant girlfriend, Haley Hill. The police were outside the home wanting to take him into custody. He was chambering a round when the pistol went off, hitting Hill. Law enforcement backed off to get a better grasp. Arnold left the house with Hill and made it to a pick up truck. He escaped at that time. Arnold threw Hill from the truck as the police chased him. He exchanged gunfire with a state trooper. At that point, he ran on foot. He then hijacked a semi and ran through a police blockade. The police were shooting at him during the running of the roadblock. He was convicted on several felony charges.

In 2012, Victor Blockum shot his business partner and dumped him into a well. The two men had gone to the property that Charles Parker was found on to look into buying it. Parker was tracked to Oglethorpe County by his cell phone. His body was found by guys finding his shoe and smelling something peculiar. Law enforcement and prosecution collected evidence for four years. They were able to get a conviction in 2016.