Sheriff James Williams

It is the mission of the Ashe County Sheriff's Office to serve and protect the citizens of Ashe County; to defend the innocent against deception; the weak against oppression; the peaceful against violence and disorder; to respect the constitutional rights of our citizens to life, liberty, and justice; to perform our duties as Law Enforcement Officers with dignity and respect as we accept the challenges that confront us daily.

We will strive to be positive, professional, and impartial while carrying out our duties and upholding the law with honor.

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Sharon Price is the Jail Administrator for the Ashe County Detention Center.

Sharon has held this position since 2006 and manages 26 employees.

The chief jailor maintains all operations and functions of the detention center.


Out of County Inmates


9am-12pm & 1:30pm - 6pm


Ashe County Inmates


9am-12pm & 1:30pm - 6pm





Address all mail to:


140 Government Circle

Jefferson, NC 28640


2011 Detention Center Staff