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Two Injured In Saturday Wreck
Two men were seriously injured in a single vehicle wreck on Highway 73 Saturday morning.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Local Response Teams Stage Mock Crash Scene For SLCA Students
SouthLake Christian Academy High School students received a lesson in traffic safety from the Huntersville Police Department on Wednesday, April 19.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Residents Reminded To Prevent Littering On County Roadways
Please help keep Lincoln County roads clean and safe by securing and covering trash in the back of pickup trucks and trailers and don’t throw trash from a vehicle as you travel in Lincoln County.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Lincolnton Man Arrested In October 2016 Break-In & Larceny
On April 20, 2017 Faw was arrested by Bessemer City Police on the charges.  He was placed in the Gaston County Jail and released after posting a $10,000 secured bond.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Runaway Teen Taken Into Custody
A teenager who ran away from home on Wednesday night (April 19, 2017) has been located and taken into custody.
Monday, April 24, 2017

Back In Jail
A Lincolnton man was jailed in Gaston County after he was allegedly involved in a fight and resisted arrest by the investigating officer early Saturday (April 22nd).
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Second Person In Eastern Lincoln County Break-In Arrested
Dustin Dwight Suggs was arrested after a high speed car chase; Jessica Leigh Huffman was charged as an accessory; and Garry Dale Dolin II was arrested earlier.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

One Arrested, Another Wanted In A Residential Break-In
Garry Dale Dolin II of  Lincolnton was arrested on April 18. Dustin Dwight Suggs of Claremont, N.C. is also charged. Warrants on Suggs have not been served.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Suggs is asked the contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Newton Woman Arrested For Identity Theft
On Saturday, April 15, Donna Dixon Wood, of Newton, N.C., was arrested and served with an outstanding felony warrant for financial identity theft and financial card fraud from a known victim.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Outstanding Felony Warrants Served In March Vehicle Larceny
On Saturday, April 15, Lincolnton Police Department officers arrested Sebastian Christopher Ginestri, AKA “King Savage” and served him with outstanding felony warrants for larceny of a motor vehicle and conspiracy.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Seven People Facing Multiple Drug Charges
Individuals still at large and have yet to be arrested are (Top L-R) Winston Shemar Baxter, Pamela Dawn Mayer and Brandon Chadrick Aldridge. The individuals arrested were (Bottom L-R) Megan Wray Campos, Dwayne Spivey, Donald Curtis Carpenter and Kelsey Leigh Cochrane.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sheriff's Detectives Looking For Runaway Teen
Tipton Lamar (TJ) Jones, 15, left the residence around 10:30 p.m. on April 19, 2017.  He was wearing blue jeans, tennis shoes but no shirt.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Two People Arrested In Home Invasion
Esteban Aguirre Martinez and Joshua Steven Granado were charged with one felony count each of First Degree Burglary and Larceny after a Breaking and Entering. Both were also charged with misdemeanor Aggravated Assault.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Cherryville Man Charged With Antiques Theft In Vale
A Cherryville man has been charged with stealing antiques from a residence and outbuilding in Vale while the victim was asleep in the home.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Stolen Credit Card Use Leads To Vehicle Break-Ins Arrests
The use of a credit card stolen from a vehicle has led to charges in connection with vehicle break-ins on Brookroad Road on April 15.
Monday, April 17, 2017

Suspicious Person Call Leads Deputies To Drug Arrests
Jonathan Lawrence Cline, Holly Lynn Pope, Shasta Marie Oxendine and Jennifer Marie Sronce were charged in the incident on April 14 on Peeler Road in Lincolnton. Warrants on Sronce have not been served.
Monday, April 17, 2017

Hickory BB&T Robbery Suspect Being Sought
On Thursday, April 13, 2017 at approximately 10:30 a.m., officers responded to a robbery at the BB&T located at 2527 NC Hwy 127 S in Hickory. The subject is described as being a mid-50s, dark complexion, 5’5” – 5’7” with thin build. He fled on foot.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lincoln County Woman Charged With Residential Break-In
A Lincoln County woman has been charged with breaking into an unoccupied residence on McRee Road northwest of Lincolnton.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Store Employee Charged With Theft Of Lottery Tickets
A convenience store employee has been charged with the theft of more than $1,200 worth of North Carolina Education Lottery tickets.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

K-9 Nash Made Four Hits For Narcotics
On April 9, 2017 at approximately 8:25 p.m., officers with the Lincolnton Police Department were called to the area of Turner Street in reference to a drug complaint. Officers made contact with individuals in two vehicles blocking eastbound traffic.
Monday, April 10, 2017

Triple Murder Charges Filed In Hickory
Triple murder charges have now been filed against two young men from Hickory after they allegedly open fire on another vehicle in the parking lot of a popular nightclub last week resulting in the deaths of three people.
Monday, April 10, 2017

Parking Made Easier
The Lincolnton City Council approved recommendations Thursday night (April 6th) from a Parking Committee charged with making suggestions for parking regulation updates for the Central Business District.  The result will mean parking downtown should be more visitor friendly.
Saturday, April 08, 2017

County Police Seek Information Regarding Jamie Fraley
Gaston County Police continue to seek information regarding the whereabouts of Jamie Michelle Fraley who has been missing for nine years.
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Gaston Traffic Incidents Include One Fatality
A Lincolnton woman died in a wreck in Gaston County on Thursday (April 6th). In a separate incident, traffic on US321 was shut down after a woman apparently jumped from an Interstate 85 bridge over the highway.
Friday, April 07, 2017

Two Burke County Men Charged With Trailer Theft
On March 28 Burke County deputies arrested Devin Nelson Shade.  He was turned over to Lincoln County and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond and a no bond hold for Burke County. Warrants for Christopher Michael Martin remain outstanding.
Thursday, April 06, 2017

Lifeguard Drowns In YMCA Pool
Thursday (April 6th) was a sad day at the Lincoln County Family YMCA.  Workers and members at the YMCA lost a friend and co-worker as 21-year-old Yesenia Jimenez Linares drowned in the YMCA pool early Thursday morning.
Thursday, April 06, 2017

Lincoln County Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
On March 16, 2017 Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Kelsey Harrington received a report from the Department of Social Services regarding the sexual assault of a four-year-old female.
Thursday, April 06, 2017

Prison Sentence For 2015 Murder Of Grandmother
A Denver man was sentenced to a minimum of 250 months to a maximum of 312 months in Lincoln County Superior Court in connection with the February 2015 murder of his then 77-year-old grandmother. Second person awaiting trial.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Blackwell Sentenced For 2014 Break-In
Sentenced to a minimum of 88 months to a maximum of 118 months in prison in connection with a 2014 break-in on Highway 182.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Missing Woman Located Safe
A woman who went missing from eastern Lincoln County Monday, April 3 has been located and is safe.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Public's Help Needed In Locating Missing Woman
It is unknown where Ms. Coffey may be traveling to or who she may be with. She is described as a white female, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing around 145 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Two Area Homicides Being Investigated
Law enforcement officials are investigating two area homicides--one in Gaston County and the other in Catawba County.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Teen Facing Number Of Charges Following Vehicle Chase
A Lincoln County teenager is facing a number of charges following a vehicle chase last night (March 30, 2017) that started on Ritchie Road north of Lincolnton.
Friday, March 31, 2017

Vehicle Theft & Obtaining Advances For Promise To Work Arrest
A Lincoln County man is facing a number of charges including vehicle theft and obtaining advances under promise to work for pay.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Man Grabs Phones Leaving ID Behind After Declined Sale
A man wanted in connection with the theft of two I-Phone 7’s from the AT&T Mobility Store at 7260 NC 73 Highway, Denver, NC was arrested Wednesday by Concord, N.C. Police.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Walker Arrested On Outstanding Felony Warrants
On Wednesday, March 29 the Lincolnton Police Department officers arrested Macy Jordan Walker for outstanding felony warrants. Walker additionally resisted officers by attempting to flee from their custody.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sheriff's Detectives Locate Missing Teen
Detective Kelly Paris says Szathmary was located this afternoon (March 29, 2017) at a location near Kings Mountain.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Three Month Undercover Operation Leads To Arrests
Detectives charged all of the offenders with one count of solicit a child for an unlawful sex act by a computer and appearing to meet such child, along with other charges.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

One Arrested, One Wanted In Assault Case
Austin Shane McCutcheon, AKA “Cutta”, age 18, was arrested on Saturday,  March 25. Macy Jordan Walker, age 23, is still wanted.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Murder Charge Dismissed
Gaston County District Attorney Locke Bell has dismissed a murder charge against one of three men accused in the death of a 90-year-old Dallas man whose body was found under a bridge on Landers Chapel Road.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
On March 27, 2017 a missing person’s report was filed with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for Shane Michael Szathmary, 15, of Church Hill Lane, Maiden, NC.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Armed Robbery Arrest; One Still Sought
Warrants were secured for Drafton Douglas Davis, 22, and Rakeem Deshon McCree, 20, both of Gastonia.  On Monday, March 27, Drafton Douglas Davis was arrested without incident while Rekeem Deshon McCree is still at large. 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Four Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges
Tyler Delon Bracey, Bobby Dean McKinney, David Nathaniel Neal and Michael Shane Carver were charged with a total of twenty two (22) different felony counts.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sex Offender Charged With Child Sexual Assault
A registered sex offender in Lincoln County was arrested March 25, 2017 on felony charges of Indecent Liberties with a Child.
Monday, March 27, 2017

Complaints On Drug Tip Line Leads To Two Arrests
Jamie Thorne Fox and Logan Bryant Devine were charged Thursday, March 23 with multiple drug charges after an investigation into drug activity at a residence on Keener Road in Lincolnton.
Monday, March 27, 2017

Kings Mountain Man Charged With Setting Fire At RSI
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Kings Mountain man with setting a fire in a trash container inside the RSI Home Products on Lincoln County Parkway where he worked.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Information Being Sought From November Hit & Run In Hickory
The Hickory Police Department is seeking public assistance in the investigation of Joshua Edward Holden being struck during a hit and run on Monday, November 28, 2016 at approximately 8 p.m. in the 200 Block of 12th Ave NE in Hickory. He remains in critical condition.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Vale Man Arrested For Selling Meth
Detectives say several street level methamphetamine buys were made from the man on multiple dates at various locations throughout the Vale area.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

NC Attorney General Visits Gastonia
No one doubts that North Carolina and the nation have a problem with opioid addiction. In Gastonia, a Roundtable that included police, the district attorney, judges, healthcare professionals, and others interested in the problem was held Wednesday at Gastonia Police headquarters.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Marijuana Arrest At Lincolnton Residence
Located was 164 grams of high grade marijuana packaged in various different containers for the purpose of sell or delivery, a set of digital scales, sandwich baggies, a marijuana grinder, and $7,000 in U.S. currency.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Store Owners, Employee Charged With Trafficking Drugs
Mandi Uriah Smith, Askari Jawad Johnson and Kenin Nicole Anzalone were arrested for Trafficking Opiates and Conspiring to Traffic Opiates. The arrests came after detectives executed a search warrant at the J&M Discount Variety Store located at 3485 East Hwy 27 in Lincolnton.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Detectives Investigating Shots Fired Incident
An incident in the Trinity Farms area near Iron Station is being investigated by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hickory Police Seek Public Help In Break-Ins
Hickory Police are asking the public for help in solving break-ins occurring recently at convenience stores.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Police Make Third Arrest In Connection With Homicide
Gaston County Police have made a total of three arrests in the death of Ray Ronald Jackson.
Friday, March 17, 2017

Lincolnton Man Arrested For Indecent Liberties With A Child
The investigation was conducted after a report of Sutton making indecent actions towards a child at a local park was filed with the Lincolnton Police Department. Sutton is also a registered sex offender.
Friday, March 17, 2017

The man already accused of robbery and kidnapping in two Gaston County incidents has now been charged with murder in a third.  Gaston County Police charged Brian Thad Carver Thursday afternoon with the murder of 90-year-old Ray Ronald Jackson. Carver's stepson has also been charged in the case.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Three People Arrested For Selling Meth
The charges came after detectives purchased multiple street level amounts of the drug from those arrested.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Robbery, Kidnapping Suspect Arrested
Gaston County Police have arrested a man who allegedly used a plea for help as a way to gain entry to homes, then robbed the elderly residents.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Police Identify Body Found Monday
Gaston County Police have identified the body found Monday on Landers Chapel Road as that of a missing 90-year-old Dallas man. His death is now being investigated as a homicide.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Two Gastonia Residents Arrested For Shoplifting In Lincolnton
On the early morning hours of today, March 15 officers with the Lincolnton Police Department responded to a shoplifting call at WalMart. When Logan David Turner and Emilee Louise MacCarroll were confronted they ran outside into the parking lot where they tried to discard the stolen merchandise.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lincolnton Man Sentenced To 8 Years For One Stop Robbery
Jessie Allen Adams, 31, of Lincolnton pled guilty in Lincoln County Superior Court during the February session to Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.  As a result of the plea, Adams was sentenced to eight years of incarceration in the North Carolina Department of Corrections.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Man Who Made False Bomb Threats Sentenced
Law enforcement officers in Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties spent anxious moments last year answering calls related to fake bomb threats. The man responsible for those calls has now been sentenced to prison for at least 11 years. It wasn't the first time he had done it.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

GC Police Seek Help Locating Kidnapping & Armed Robbery Suspect
Gaston County Police are actively searching for a suspect in two separate armed robberies with one resulting in a kidnapping and stolen vehicle.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Public's Help Needed To Identify Suspect Vehicle
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle used in the break-in of another vehicle at a Lincoln County business.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Iron Station Man Charged With Stabbing Roommate
An Iron Station man is facing assault charges following an altercation at his residence on March 11, 2017.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

More About Next Year's Sheriff Election
The primary is still well over a year away, but there has been a lot of talk about next year's election for Sheriff of Lincoln County.  David Carpenter says he'll retire next December (2018) at the end of his current term.  So far, at least three candidates have emerged.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Former Cop Pleads Guilty To Sex Crime
A former Lowell policeman entered a guilty plea to statutory rape of a child in Gaston County Superior Court Thursday morning (March 9th). James Paul Blair was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Thursday, March 09, 2017

Drug Charges
A 25-year-old Lincoln County woman was jailed on drug charges Wednesday in Catawba County.
Thursday, March 09, 2017

Maiden Shooting Victims Identified
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office now says that shooting incident Tuesday afternoon (March 7th) was a case of a man shooting a woman and then turning the gun on himself.  She died; he didn't.
Thursday, March 09, 2017

Homeless Man Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges
A 32-year-old Lincolnton man who was listed on the Catawba County Jail roster as "homeless" was arrested Wednesday (March 8th) on multiple drug charges.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017

One Dead, One Injured In Maiden Incident
No names had been released as of early Wednesday morning (March 8th) in an incident on Topaz Drive east of Maiden Tuesday afternoon.  A woman is dead and a man, apparently her boyfriend, was shot in the face in what at one time was thought to be a hostage situation.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Lawndale Man Pleads Guilty To Starving A Dog
A Lawndale man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty Monday (March 6th) to starving a dog.  Julian Pompey agreed to a plea bargain deal to avoid being classified as a habitual felon.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017

...And Then There Were Two
Lt. Jason Munday of the Lincolnton Police Dept. will be filing paperwork this week to run for Sheriff next year.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Another One Bites The Dust
Michael Robert Geressy turned 37 on Saturday (March 4th). On Monday (March 6th) he entered a guilty plea to solicitation of a child by computer.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Casar Woman Charged With Financial Identify Theft
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Casar woman with stealing a co-worker’s debit card information.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

False Kidnapping Report Leads To Arrest Of Denver Man
A Denver man told deputies he was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to drive around the Club Drive area breaking into mailboxes during the early morning hours of March 4.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Gambino Gets 29 Years For Triple Homicide
The Alexis woman who killed her husband and a Charlotte couple just over a year ago will spend nearly three decades in prison.  Crystal Leah Gambino pled guilty in a plea bargain agreement on Monday (March 6th).
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Beam Will Run For Sheriff
Lincoln County Commission Chairman Bill Beam says he will file papers Wednesday afternoon (March 8th) to allow him to take contributions toward a campaign for Sheriff in next year's election.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Two Men Facing Theft Charges In Denver Area
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged two men with stealing trailers from separate locations in the Denver area.
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Lincolnton Police Department Better Equipped To Save Lives
Lincolnton Police Department is the first agency in Lincoln County other than Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to carry naloxone—a lifesaving overdose drug.
Saturday, March 04, 2017

A Better Place To Go For Better Crisis Care
Lincoln County has a unique partnership to coordinate behavioral health crisis response. All too often, people having a behavioral health crisis end up in the emergency room (ER) when they don’t have a medical emergency.
Friday, March 03, 2017

Federal Judge Sentences Rathbone To More Than Nine Years
On Thursday, March 2, Chief U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney sentenced Daniel Lee Rathbone to 112 months in prison on child pornography charges. He was also ordered to serve a lifetime of supervised release and to register as a sex offender after he is released from prison.
Friday, March 03, 2017

Inmate Charged After Assaulting Detention Officers
On February 27, 2017 Detention officers were assaulted by Christopher Neil Chastain, 29, of Daybrook Court, Stanley, N.C. after they went to his cell to remove him at the request of North Carolina Probation and Parole officers for warrant service.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Another Officer Involved Shooting
The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating another officer involved shooting. Shelby Police exchanged gunfire with a 27-year-old Shelby man early Monday (Feb. 27th) after attempting to serve a warrant.  The suspect was killed.
Monday, February 27, 2017

Body Found Of Lincolnton Woman Missing Since March 2015
Today, February 24, 2017 an autopsy was conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The body found on February 22 off of Hollis Hendeson Road in Lincolnton has positively been identified as Patricia Linn Loveless.
Friday, February 24, 2017

Mooresville Man Charged In Theft Of TV In Lincoln County
A Mooresville man has been charged with taking a television from a home on Sun Valley Trail, Lincolnton, N.C. where he had visited. McDougal was arrested by a Catawba County deputy and turned over to Iredell County on a probation violation just hours after the theft.
Friday, February 24, 2017

Eight Of Nine People Facing Drug Charges Arrested
Detectives say the investigations targeted individuals selling and conspiring with dealers to sell the drugs.  Several of the individuals arrested came from the same residence or neighborhood.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Lincolnton Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
A Lincoln County man was charged and arrested Wednesday (February 22, 2017) in connection with incidents that occurred in June and July 2016.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Body Found By City Workers
Lincolnton Police and the SBI are investigating the case of a badly decomposed body found Wednesday morning near the old hospital site.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Iron Station Woman Killed In Wreck On Slanting Bridge Road
A 22-year-old Iron Station woman was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on Slanting Bridge Road northeast of Denver Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Cherryville Man Charged with Theft In Two Unrelated Cases
A Cherryville man has been charged in connection with the theft of a trailer loaded with lumber from a construction site and was also charged in connection with the theft of a truck from a customer whose vehicle was parked at the Triple B One Stop on Highway 274.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Runaway Teen Located
A missing Lincoln County teen that was last seen at her home a week ago has been located and is safe.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Public's Help Needed To Locate Runaway Teen
Tamara Louise Stansford, 18, of 3845 Oakwood Circle, Iron Station, NC was last seen at her residence on February 10, 2017.  Relatives say Stansford could possibly be in Charlotte, N.C.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Three People Wanted On Drug Conspiracy Charges
On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit charged three women from Charlotte for their involvement with the passing of fraudulent prescriptions at different pharmacies in Denver.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Gastonia Man Gets Life Sentence In 2014 Fatality
The question most were asking as Eric Wilson Taylor was being sentenced to life in prison was "why was he not already there?"  Taylor was convicted Thursday in the death of a Lincolnton man in a Mt. Holly wreck two years ago.  It was the second time his alcohol and drug habit had resulted in someone's death.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Two Arrested In Armed Robbery, Car Jacking
The two suspects and another man are accused of robbing Colby Pridmore of Lincolnton at the Lincolnton Optimist Park off the Startown Road on February 5, 2017.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Missing Man Located In Waco
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives say a missing Lincoln County man has been located in the Waco area and is safe.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Operation M-80 Rounds Up Suspects
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office staged an early morning roundup Wednesday (Feb. 15th) of suspects in drug cases.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Robbers Hit Two Boost Mobile Stores
Bandits hit two Boost Mobile stores in Hickory on Wednesday (Feb. 15th)--one Wednesday morning and the other Wednesday night.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

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