Elkhart County Sheriff's Department

Bond Information

Bond Information

CORRECTIONS OFFICERS CANNOT AND WILL NOT SUGGEST A BONDSMAN OR GIVE ADVICE

 

POSTING BOND

Corrections officials in Elkhart County want individuals to limit their stay in the facility and return to their family, jobs and community. The posting of bail for pre-trial inmates is a route for this to occur.

Inmates eligible to bond will have the procedure explained by officers. Inmates must have valid, government-issued identification; if they do not possess one at the time of booking, one must be presented by the person bonding the individual.

Surety bonds are used by bondsmen to facilitate the release of an individual. For 10 percent of the court-imposed bond amount, a person can be released from jail. The bonds business is competive, and we make bondsmen follow strict guidelines and keep relevant information on file in the sheriff’s office.

Questions about bondsmen business practices should be directed to the investigations division of the Indiana Department of Insurance, 317-233-9431.

New Cash Bond Procedures 

Cash bonds are the full amount of the bond set by the court. The person paying the bond must produce a valid government-issued photo ID. (The absence of a photograph for religious reasons will be allowed.) The inmate and the person paying the bond will sign a receipt.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department has seen a substantial increase in the number of cash bond requests. Currently, members of the public walk into the lobby at any time and present funds for a cash bond and wait until the process is completed. With a small number of bonds, this system worked well. However, as the numbers have increased, we have found that we cannot efficiently serve a large number of persons waiting on cash bonds at the same time. This has resulted in extended wait times for persons to be processed out of the jail.

Due to the rise in number of cash bond requests being made, the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department will be implementing a scheduling system to more efficiently manage these releases. Persons who wish to bond a person from the jail using a cash bond should contact the facility at 574-891-2140 and schedule a time for the release. Persons will not be turned away if they are not scheduled but unscheduled bonds are likely to have a significant wait time as scheduled bonds will be processed first. 

Certain times of the day are unavailable for bonding as we have to limit inmate movement. These times include formal inmate counts that occur at shift change and feeding times. Bonds will not be scheduled during formal counts. 
 

Persons wishing to reduce the amount of time required to post a cash bond are encouraged to schedule the bond before arriving.

 

Cash bonds may be paid with cash or credit card. A 10% fee will be added to bonds being paid with a credit card. 

BONDSMEN  LIST

Listed in alphabetical order

ABEL, RANDY
 574-293-5209
 574-549-7086
 574-527-3417
 574-527-3417
 294-1147
 533-7197
ANDERSON, ROBERT
 574-387-2350
 294-1147
 533-7197
AWALD, LYNDA
 294-6050
 574-537-0091
 219-362-6050
 848-4222
 260-585-0346
 260-463-8986
 574-370-7777
 317-522-7916
 317-272-7344
FOSTER, DANIEL
 574-349-7727
FOSTER, KARLA
 219-393-9298
GARCIA, JOSHUA
 574-514-7891
 260-499-0154
 260-499-0102
GERGIS, GEORGE
 574-282-5171
 574-970-3030
GILL, JEROME
 875-6842
HAWK, TRACEY
 534-5399
 574-678-0260
 260-578-0505
 574-678-0260
 260-578-0505
KLOPFENSTEIN, DRAKE
 294-3858
 800-967-6093
LANDIS, RONALD
 574-549-2303
MARKEL, BENJAMIN
 574-334-3754
 260-422-2998
 855-422-2998
 260-422-2998
 855-422-2998
 260-422-2998
 855-422-2998
 260-422-2998
 855-422-2998
MASON, SHERI
 219-462-0325
McCLELLAND, ALBERT
 574-527-0568
 574-238-9111
McCORD, CHARLES
 574-296-0999
 260-422-2998
 855-422-2998
McKIBBIN, RANDY
 260-562-3842
McMICHAEL, JAMES
 260-578-0505
 317-681-9271
MORRIS, MARK 
 574-265-8777
260-422-2998
855-422-2998
574-226-3128
RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO
574-253-2656
ROEHLING, RICHARD
294-3858
800-967-6093
574-218-3954    
574-371-7911
TOKAR, PAULA
574-206-3041
260-422-2998
855-422-2998
WRIGHT, CHARLES
844-245-2245
812-572-5342
812-596-1002
WRIGHT, MARTHA
844-245-2245
812-572-5342
812-596-1002

 

 

Last Updated 11/3/2015