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Detectives Asking For Public's Help In Locating Missing Man
Redmond is described as a white male, six feet tall and weighing 160 pounds.  He has brown hair and blue eyes. Last heard from April 2017 about two weeks after released from Harven A. Crouse Detention Center.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Detectives Make Arrests In Several Home Break-In
Shawn Scott Bridle, Christopher Ryan Preston, Justin Dru Bragg were charged with a string of home break-ins in eastern Lincoln County.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Educator Arrested On Drug Charge
A West Lincoln Middle School teacher and coach was arrested this week by Cleveland County authorities on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Friday, August 18, 2017

LPD Citizen's Academy Starts In October
The second Lincolnton Police Department Citizen's Academy will be starting in October 2017 and will last six weeks. The academy will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Shooting Incident
Deputies were dispatched to the man’s residence in Denver after he reported to the Lincoln County Communications Center that he had shot his ex-girlfriend.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

One Convenience Store Robbery Suspect Arrested
Rozzell had been identified by the license plate on the getaway vehicle and security camera footage from an ATM machine at Jerry’s One Stop at 3778 East Highway 27, Lincolnton, NC.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

One Suspect Identified, Still Seeking Identity Of Second
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have identified and charged one suspect in the strong armed robbery of Jerry’s One Stop convenience store on East Highway 27 on Monday.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Detectives Looking For Person Of Interest In Store Robbery
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have developed a person of interest in the snatch and grab strong armed robbery today at Jerry’s One Stop at 3778 East Highway 27 in Iron Station.
Monday, August 14, 2017

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Convenience Store Robbery
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detective are investigating a snatch and grab strong armed robbery today at Jerry’s One Stop at 3778 East Highway 27 in Iron Station.
Monday, August 14, 2017

Due In Court On Monday
A Catawba County man who allegedly fired a pistol at a woman on Highway 274 last March as both his and her vehicles sped down the highway will have his day in court Monday (August 14th).
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Crawley Charged With Possessing Drugs In Jail
A Vale woman has been charged with possession of drugs while incarcerated in the Harven Crouse Detention Center.
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Thieves Hit Vehicles Near Alexis
Thieves struck homes on Rhyne Road west of Alexis early Saturday (Aug. 12th), stealing items from vehicles, damaging some, and stealing another.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Wanted Man Barricades Himself In Building Near Crouse
Marcus Tyler Holloway and Hannah Elizabeth Hawkins were apprehended by U.S. Marshals and Sheriff’s Deputies after hiding in the basement of a Crouse business. The Lincoln County SWAT team was also called to the location.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ten Charged In Undercover Drug Operation
The undercover and surveillance operation being dubbed “Summer Time Blues” targeted individuals selling a wide range of drugs including opioid pain pills, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Teen Killed On I-40
A Catawba County teen was struck and killed by a car Wednesday night (Aug. 9th) on Interstate 40 near Hickory.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Latest Update On Saturday Fire
A Newton teenager has now been charged with the murder of a man whose body was found in his home when it was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning (Aug. 5th).
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Saturday Morning Fire Update
The man who was found dead after that Saturday morning fire north of Maiden died of a gunshot wound.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Active Shooter Training Exercise At LMS On Thursday, Aug. 10
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office along with other emergency services and the Lincoln County Schools will conduct active shooter response training on August 10 at Lincolnton Middle School on Startown Road, Lincolnton, N.C.
Monday, August 07, 2017

Missing Runaway Teen Located And Safe
A Lincoln County teen reported missing on August 1, 2017 has been located and returned home.
Monday, August 07, 2017

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Theft Of Lottery Tickets
Holloway is charged with obtaining property by false pretenses in Lincoln County but has a number of outstanding warrants in surrounding counties.  Anyone with information about Holloway’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Nurse Charged With Stealing Drugs From Patients
A nurse who worked at Cardinal  Healthcare in Lincolnton has been charged with stealing meds intended for patients and planning to sell them.  Wendy Faye Jaynes was arrested Tuesday (Aug. 1st) by Lincolnton police.
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Police Arrest Seven, Hunting Four More In Drug Bust
Seven Dallas residents have been arrested and four others are being sought in connection with a drug roundup that concluded a year-long investigation by Gaston County Police, Dallas Police, ATF agents and other law enforcement into drug problems in the Gaston County town.
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest
On August 3, 2017 around 10 p.m. a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol stopped a motorcycle on NC 16 Highway North near Optimist Club Road intersection for not having tail lights on the vehicle.
Friday, August 04, 2017

Update On July Home Invasion; More Photos Released
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit released additional photos today of a vehicle and person of interest in a Thursday, July 20, 2017 home invasion.
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Lincolnton Man Faces Drug Charges
A 25-year-old Lincolnton man faces two felony drug charges after being arrested Tuesday (Aug. 1st).
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Sheriff's Deputies Help Family Out Of Burning House
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies helped a western Lincoln County family escape from their burning home in the 6600 block of NC 27 Highway West.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Great Night For National Night Out In Lincolnton
Great weather provided the backdrop for 10 block parties in neighborhoods in Lincolnton to promote cooperation between communities and the police department.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Public's Help Needed In Locating Runaway Teen
Gloria Marie Castillo, 15, of NC 27 Highway West, Lincolnton, NC was last seen at the family residence on Sunday, July 30, 2017, around 11p.m.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Woman Arrested Trying To Return Stolen Merchandise
Suspect was attempting to return merchandise that was stolen from Walmart and was charged with attempted felony obtaining property by false pretense. 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Sign Up For Hickory Citizen's Police Academy
Are you interested in learning more about law enforcement to include patrol techniques, community policing, criminal investigation, firearms, or just want to become more familiar with the Hickory Police Department in general?
Monday, July 31, 2017

Tuesday Is National Night Out
Tuesday, August 1st is National Night Out. Celebrations are planned in Lincolnton, Dallas, Gastonia, Stanley, Belmont, Mt. Holly, Shelby and Kings Mountain.
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Surveillance Camera Leads To Arrest In Home Break-In
On July 27, 2017 Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a breaking and entering call on Todd Lane, Denver, N.C.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Daughter Charged In Theft From Parent's Home
The daughter of a Stanley, N.C. man has been charged with larceny after being accused of removing items from the home after spending the night at the residence.
Friday, July 28, 2017

Denver Man Arrested For Altering Court Document
Christopher Todd Moore altered the Domestic Violence Protection Order issued by Judge Paksoy in Lincoln County to grant him possession of a Gray Chrysler van which was not in the original court ordered document.
Friday, July 28, 2017

Cyber-Tip Leads To Arrest Of Denver Man
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit received a cyber-tip in early July in reference to a Lincoln County resident uploading child pornography on his computer.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tip Leads To Drug Arrest For Patrol Deputies
A tip about drug activity at a residence on NC Highway 27 East led to the arrest of one person on drug charges.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Iron Station Man Arrested In Newton On Drug Charges
An Iron Station man was arrested Wednesday morning (July 27th) by Newton Police on multiple drug charges.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Four People Arrested During Undercover Operation
Myles Alexander Foote, Martevis Jashawn Simpson, Brandi Nicole Brown and Elizabeth Ann Hicks, all of Statesville, N.C. were arrested after one of the subjects contacted an undercover detective offering to sell drugs.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

East Lincoln Couple Arrested For Trafficking Meth
According to detectives, a surveillance operation began after complaints of drug activity at the couple's residence. Detectives followed the couple to several locations on Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Employee Of Painting Company Charged In Theft From Home
An employee hired by a painting contractor has been charged in the theft of two 65 inch televisions from a residence where they were doing work.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Gastonia Woman Charged For Soliciting Murder
A Gastonia woman who was described by an arresting officer in 2010 as "dangerous to her children" was arrested Monday (July 24th) on a charge that she solicited someone to kill her estranged husband.
Monday, July 24, 2017

Two People Arrested On Drug Charges
Investigators with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit charged two men this week for selling drugs. Both arrests came after the conclusion of two separate investigations into marijuana sales in southern and eastern Lincoln County.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Update On Eastern Lincoln County Home Invasion
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit released photos today of a vehicle and person of interest in a Thursday home invasion.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Woman Not Injured In Lincoln County Home Invasion
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a home invasion that occurred today at 12:15 p.m. in the 7600 block of Sifford Road in eastern Lincoln County.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Street Racers Have September Court Date
By now most readers have heard about the alleged street racing incident on US 321 in Catawba County on Sunday (July 16th).  We delayed reporting on it until we were able to learn the names of those charged and other details related to the incident.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

GC Police Dept. Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive Sunday, July 30 to examine all aspects of the Gaston County Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jason Reid Opens Sheriff Campaign
Catawba County has its first candidate for Sheriff for the 2018 election. Jason Reid, a captain and head of the narcotics division, will hope to succeed his father, Coy, as Sheriff of Catawba County.
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Two Women Arrested On Drug Charges
Two women were arrested on drug charges by Lincoln County deputies on Thursday (July 13th)--one each in western and eastern Lincoln County.
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Deputy In Right Place At Right Time
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Sgt. P.B. McNeill had just pulled into the parking lot of Lowes at 7144 NC 73 Highway in Denver when he saw two males running from the lumber entrance at the store and jump into a burgundy four-door vehicle.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Man Served With Criminal Summons; Failure To Perform Work
A Lincoln County man was served with a criminal summons for failure to perform work after being paid to do so.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Man Arrested For Trafficking LSD
On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested a Lincolnton man for trafficking LSD.  The arrest comes after the conclusion of an ongoing investigation into acid sales throughout different areas of Lincoln County.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hickory Police Looking For Armed Robbery Suspect
The suspect is reported as a black male being approximately 5-foot, 8-inches tall and weighing approximately 185 pounds.  The suspect was wearing a black plastic mask, black hoodie, dark blue long shorts, black shoes and carrying a black handgun.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Stanley Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
A Stanley, N.C. man is facing child sexual assault charges in connection with incidents that occurred between January and December of 2016.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

LPD Works With NC Probation To Arrest Lincolnton Man
Det. Sgt. Dennis Harris of the Lincolnton Police Department was recently assigned a breaking and entering and larceny case involving person(s) breaking into an abandoned business and stealing various property.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Two Arrested After Stolen Property Located In Pawn Shops
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two people in connection with thefts from homes in Lincoln County on July 7 and July 10.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Guilty Plea Entered To Child Sex Assault Charge
A former Lincoln County woman pled guilty Tuesday, July 11, in Lincoln County Superior Court to conspiracy to commit child abuse by sex act and indecent liberties.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Charlotte Teen Charged With November 2016 Break-In
A Charlotte teen has been charged with the break-in of a Sedgebrook Drive West, Stanley, N.C. while the residents were asleep inside.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Man Wanted In Catawba County For Assault & Other Charges
The Catawba County Office of Sheriff Coy Reid issued today, July 11, a news release for Gregory James Carson, 25, for various charges including assault on a female, second degree arson, second degree kidnapping, and cruelty to animals.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Child Advocacy Center Holds Banquet
Since opening its doors 10 years ago, the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center has served some 1,650 clients, that’s enough to fill about 23 school buses––truly an amazing accomplishment for this worthy cause.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Explorers Post 700 Members Attend Vigorous Training
Three explorers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 700 attended a week long Explorer Academy held at the North Carolina Justice Academy in Salemburg, N.C. from June 25 to June 30.
Monday, July 10, 2017

Catawba County Residents Can Apply For Fall Citizens Academy
The Catawba County Sheriff’s Department will host its 2017 Fall Citizens Academy for residents of Catawba County beginning on September 5 for 11 weeks.
Monday, July 10, 2017

Deputy Injured In Foot Chase After Suspect Crashes ATV
David Alan Webb was charged with one felony count of speeding to elude arrest and one misdemeanor count each of driving while license revoked, resist, delay and obstruct a public officer and assault on a government official.
Friday, July 07, 2017

Vale Man Turns Self In For Walmart Wallet Theft
On Wednesday, July 5, William Henry Bristow Jr., 45, of Vale, turned his self in at the Lincoln County Magistrate’s office for a warrant of misdemeanor larceny.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Missing Teen Located
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives say a 17-year-old missing since June 29, 2017 has been located and returned home.
Friday, June 30, 2017

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for public’s help in locating a missing teen. Haley Snyder, 17, was last seen at her residence on Kidville Road, Denver, N.C. around 5 a.m. on June 29, 2017.
Friday, June 30, 2017

Surveillance Operation Leads To Large Cocaine Seizure
On Thursday June 29 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested a Lincolnton man after detectives seized a large amount of cocaine in the parking area of a business on Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. 
Friday, June 30, 2017

LPD Needs Help To Identify Man Who Stole Wallet At Walmart
The unknown male is described as a white male with fair skin and brown hair and may possibly still be in the Lincolnton area. He and and unknown female were in a dark gray colored Mitusbishi Endeavor SUV.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Another One Bites The Dust
A jury of eight women and four men found a 47-year-old Charlotte man guilty of soliciting an underage girl by computer in the latest trial involving a defendant arrested as a part of the Lincolnton Police Department's sting operation to find child predators.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Domestic Disturbance Leads To Stabbing
An overnight domestic dispute led to the stabbing of a man on Car Farm Road in Lincolnton, Deputies were dispatched to the call at 349 Car Farm Road around 12:05 a.m. on June 28.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Arrested In Hickory
A 58-year-old Lincoln County man was arrested by Hickory Police early Wednesday morning (June 28th) on charges of cocaine possession and resisting arrest.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Man Arrested For Soliciting A Child
A Gaston County man is the latest suspect arrested in the Lincolnton Police Department's continuing sting operation to catch on-line child predators.
Monday, June 26, 2017

Five People Facing Additional Drug Charges
All five subjects charged have been previously arrested in the past six months for unrelated drug offenses.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Runaway Teen Last Seen In Lincolnton June 16
Justin Shoemake was last seen running from the area near Lincoln County DSS located at 1136 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC towards the railroad tracks.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Fatal Wreck In Gastonia
A 46-year-old Gastonia man, Charles Robert Lowery, was killed when his pickup truck rear-ended a tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 just after midnight Thursday morning (June 22nd).
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bear News Update
After a day as a television news star, a small black bear wandered back into the woods late Wednesday (June 21st) and was expected to make his way back into the wild.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public's Help Needed To Identify Suspect
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in connection with the theft of a back pack leaf blower from the yard of a residence on Low Bridge Road.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

CrimeStoppers Tip Leads To Drug Arrests
On Tuesday, June 20 the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested Dustin Paige Reinhardt and Cassie Jade Hartsoe for having a marijuana grow operation on Hallman Mill Road in Vale.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lincolnton Man Charged With Sex Crimes
A Lincolnton man was jailed shortly before 1 AM Wednesday (June 21st) and charged with kidnapping, indecent liberties with a child, and first degree sexual offense. Rey David Blanco-Palma was jailed under a $500,000 secured bond.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

...And Then There Were Five
Lincoln County Commissioner Carrol Mitchem filed paperwork at the Elections Office in Lincolnton Tuesday morning (June 20th) joining four other candidates who have filed such paperwork to run for Sheriff and bringing to five the number of likely GOP candidates in next year's primary.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Statesville Man Charged With Hickory Murder
A Statesville man has been charged with murder in connection with a shooting death outside a Hickory nightspot early Saturday morning.
Monday, June 19, 2017

Theft From Business Leads To Chase, Crash
An early Sunday morning theft from the Walmart at 7131 NC 73 Hwy led to a chase down NC Highway 16 before the vehicle crashed in Gaston County.
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Bessemer City Woman Arrested On Drug Charges
In April, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Narcotics officers arrested seven people on various drug charges.  They continued to search for three others who were charged but not apprehended at the time.  One of those was arrested Friday morning (June 16th).
Friday, June 16, 2017

Five People Charged During Undercover Drug Operation
On Wednesday, June 14, and during the early morning hours of Thursday, June 15, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested four people, and have outstanding warrants for a fifth person, on various drug charges.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Traffic Stop Turns Up Working One Pot Meth Labs
Three active one pot meth labs that were in the process of cooking methamphetamine and releasing dangerous gases inside a vehicle that was stopped on Salem Church Road for crossing the center line and failing to dim lights.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Woman Charged In Fatal Wreck
A Gastonia woman has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle in connection with a Sunday morning accident that killed a Lincoln County motorcyclist.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Arson Suspect Arrested
A Gastonia man has been arrested on charges of arson, attempted murder and cruelty to animals after he allegedly set fire to a mobile home occupied by three people including a three-year-old child.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Gaston County Police Seek Help Locating Arson Suspect
Gaston County Police are actively searching for a man who is suspected of burning an occupied residence in the 100 block of Brian Circle, Gastonia, N.C.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sheriff's Deputies Looking For Teen Runaway
Justin Ryan Shoemake, 15, was last seen at his foster parent’s home on Shoal Road on the night of June 8, 2017.  He was recently placed at the residence by the Lincoln County Department of Social Services.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Two Arrested In Connection With May Shootout
LINCOLNTON, N.C. – Two people were arrested June 12 in connection with a shootout on Painter Lane, Lincolnton, NC that left one man dead on May 6, 2017.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Lincoln County Man Killed When Motorcycle Struck By Car
A Lincoln County motorcyclist was killed when his motorcycle was struck by an SUV at an intersection in Gaston County early Sunday morning.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Three People Charged In April 2017 Break-In And Larceny
Three people have been charged in connection with a break-in on April 21, 2017 where a gun safe and firearms were stolen.
Monday, June 12, 2017

Woman Arrested On Drug Charges
The woman is accused of selling methamphetamine in various locations near the Crouse and southern areas of Lincoln County.
Friday, June 09, 2017

Help Needed To Identify Male Who Stole From Dollar General
This event occurred on June 5 when an unknown male entered Dollar General located at 656 Center Drive.  He takes a case of Bud Light beer to the cashier, and as the cashier opens the register for the transaction, he grabbed an undisclosed amoubt of money from the register.
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Mooresville Youth Faces Multiple Charges In Fatal Wreck
An 18-year-old from Mooresville faces multiple charges when he makes an appearance is Lincoln County District Court June 16th in connection with a fatal accident on Highway 182 May 22nd.
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Lincolnton Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
A Lincolnton man has been charged with statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child in connection with an incident that occurred on May 28, 2017.
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Lincoln County Woman Charged With Assault With Deadly Weapon
A Lincoln County woman was charged overnight with assaulting another female with a knife.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Crouse Man Charged With Trafficking Opioids
On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested a Crouse man for trafficking a large amount of opioid pain pills.  The arrest came during a traffic stop near the intersection of NC Hwy 27 East and Orchard Road in Iron Station.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

GC Police Seek Help Locating Missing Teen/Runaway
Dessee Lowery, 15-years-old, was reportedly last seen when she was dropped off for school next to Bessemer City High on the morning of May 24.  She did not attend class that day.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Employee Charged With Theft Of NC Education Lottery Tickets
The missing tickets were discovered when a representative of the Lottery Commission came to the Handy Corner Convenience Store on Startown Road, Lincolnton, NC to conduct a routine audit of their records.
Monday, June 05, 2017


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