Coles County

701 7th Street, Charleston, IL 61920

Sheriff Kent Martin

Year Elected: 2022   Years in Law Enforcement: 29


Executive Assistant: 
Chief Deputy: Tyler Heleine
Jail Administrator: Lt. Kyle Childress

County Population: 53000
Square Miles: 520

County Jail Address: 701 7th St., Charleston, IL 61920
Number of Jail Beds: 154
Jail Directions: I-57 Charleston Ext. east to Charleston. Rt. 16 to 7th St. and turn North. Jail is located on Southeast corner of 7th and Van Buren Ave.

Sheriffs Elected From This County
From 1928 (Year ISA Established) To Present
This list includes only those Sheriffs elected to a 4 year term
1928-1930 Stanley B. Moore 1930-1934 Vincent Aye 1934-1938 J.L. "Roy" Clark
1938-1942 Mac Cochran 1942-1946 J. E. Hougland 1946-1950 W.C. Graham
1950-1954 Mike D. Dowling 1954-1958 Leroy Boggs 1958-1962 William D. Cox
1962-1966 Paul B. Smith 1966-1970 Michael L. Curtis 1970-1974 Paul B. Smith
1974-1978 Paul B. Smith 1978-1982 Charles Lister 1982-1986 Charles Lister
1986-1990 Jim Kimball 1990-1994 Jim Kimball 1994-1998 Jim Kimball
1998-2002 Ronald D. Scott 2002-2006 Ronald D. Scott 2006-2010 Darrell Cox
2010-2014 Darrell Cox 2014-2018 James "Jimmy" Rankin 2018-2022 James "Jimmy" Rankin