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Domestic Violence Leads to Charges
A domestic violence case from Tuesday (March 31st) has resulted in multiple charges against a Gastonia man.
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Vehicle Left Running At Convenience Store Stolen
A vehicle left running parked outside the Quick Trip on NC Highway 73 was stolen while the owner was inside the store.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Domestic Violence Leads To Charges
Gastonia Police are looking for a man accused of kidnapping, assault and other crimes in connection with a domestic incident Tuesday (March 31st).
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Man Arrested On Fraud Charges After Chase On Foot
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Greg Hager was traveling Highway 73 on March 27, 2020 when he recognized a man wanted in connection with several incidents of fraud walking near the Japan Restaurant and Midtown Sundries.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Update On Fingerprinting; Closed District Offices
After further review on March 30, 2020 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office continued the suspension of all fingerprints for the general public with the exception of new concealed carry permit applications.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Alleged Car Theft Attempt Results In Murder Charges
Two women, both of whom were free on bond after being charged with other crimes, have now been charged with murder in the death of another Gaston County woman Monday afternoon.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Complaints By Residents Lead To Drug Arrests
Complaints from concerned citizens about suspicious activities in the area of Startown Road and Hazelwood Lane led to the arrest of three people on drug charges. 
Friday, March 27, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Man
On March 24, 2020 a family member reported that Christopher Allen Jernigan, 29, whose address is listed as homeless, had not made contact with them since March 6, 2020.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Charlotte Man Arrested On Lincoln County Theft Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Charlotte man in connection with several vehicle break-ins at a business in eastern Lincoln County.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Gastonia Police Want Public's Help In Murder Case
Gastonia Police have one suspect in custody and are searching for another in connection with a Thursday night homicide.
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Lincolnton Man Arrested On Drug & Failure To Appear Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies attempt to serve a domestic violation protection order on someone in the 500 block of North Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC landed a different person in jail on other charges.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Lincolnton Man Arrested On Drug & Weapons Charges
33-year-old Jordan Atchley was arrested Friday morning (March 13th) on multiple drug charges and a weapons charge.
Monday, March 16, 2020

Two People Injured In Assault, Stabbing Incident
Two people were injured yesterday (March 12) in an assault and stabbing incident that occurred on the Gastonia Highway south of Lincolnton.
Friday, March 13, 2020

Lincolnton Man Charged With Multiple Child Sex Offenses In Gaston County
The investigation and resulting charges stem from information received from the 7-year-old victim’s mother. The incident occurred at a residence in High Shoals, NC.
Friday, March 13, 2020

GC Police Dept. Escapee Located In South Carolina
Auten was released from the custody of the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office along with another inmate by mistake on February 19.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Warrants Issued For Cherryville Man In Shelby Shooting: UPDATE
UPDATE: Per the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Facebook dated Tuesday, March 10, Mr. Jeremy Lee Wright  has been taken into custody by the Cherryville Police Department.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Missing Man Located And Safe
Smith's mother contacted Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives Tuesday (March 10,2020) and told them she located the missing man at a motel in Fayetteville, N.C.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Man
Jonathan Edward Smith, 49, of Newton Grove, N.C. was in Lincolnton visiting a friend over the weekend. Smith left the Quality Inn in Lincolnton Sunday around 1 p.m. and was last seen going into a building at New Vision Ministries to pick up his belongings.
Monday, March 9, 2020

Man Charged With Shooting Into Occupied Property
Rodriguez was arrested on March 7, 2020 on felony charges of discharging a firearm into occupied property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Man Cleared, Woman Charged
A woman who reported an alleged robbery in Catawba County has been charged after investigators determined her report was false.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Three Charged With Breaking Into Unoccupied Home
Three people were arrested February 29, 2020 after they broke into an unoccupied residence in the 2100 block of Shuford Road in Lincolnton.
Monday, March 2, 2020

Fargo Trail Disturbance - One Injured, Another Arrested
A disturbance among neighbors at several mobile homes on Fargo Trail left one woman with a head injury and another charged with the assault.
Monday, March 2, 2020

Investigators Questioning Person of Interest
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Friday morning robbery.
Friday, February 28, 2020

Governor Declares Reward
On February 26 Hickory police received a proclamation from the office of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism discovered in the Hickory Police Department.
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Lincolnton Man Arrested For Bank Robbery In Catawba County
On February 24, 2020 Hickory Police received information reference the identification of a suspect involved in the robbery of First Citizens Bank on February 11, 2020.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Two Men Arrested In Attempted Theft At Walmart In Denver
Two Charlotte men were arrested around 11 p.m. on February 22, 2020 when they tried to leave the Walmart at 7131 NC 73 Hwy with flat screen televisions and other items without paying.
Monday, February 24, 2020

Narcotics Surveillance Leads To Drug-Related Arrests
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators arrested two people on drug related charges following a vehicle chase in southeastern Lincoln County.
Monday, February 24, 2020

A Day In The Life Of A Detective
We recently introduced you to Judy Billings. A detective with the Stanley Police Department, Billings is a longtime veteran of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. 
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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Family Disturbance Leads To Mobile Home Fire
When officers arrived on the scene they learned that Scott Andy Norman and his mother had gotten into an argument and that Norman became irate and damaged several vehicles and set the mobile home on fire. 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hickory Incident Leaves One Suspect Dead
One suspect is in custody, another deceased after an incident Monday morning (Feb. 17th) in Hickory.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Lincoln County Man Charged With Kidnapping, Assault
A Lincoln County man is charged with assaulting a female causing serious injuries.
Monday, February 17, 2020

Judy Billings Makes A Difference In Law-Enforcement
A detective for the Stanley Police Department, Billings is among today’s modern women making a way for themselves in the traditionally male world of law-enforcement. She recently told The Herald more about her life and career in part one of two articles.
Monday, February 17, 2020

Owner Of Urn Located
The owner of an urn found in a wooded area north of Lincolnton has been located. The urn along with a safe and a number of electronic and tool items were stolen in a break-in at a residence on October 22, 2019.
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Sheriff's Office Searching For Owner Of Urn
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the owner of an urn containing cremated ashes that was abandoned in a wooded area north of Lincolnton.
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Gastonia Police Seeking More Suspects in QT Riot
Gastonia Police say  four of the six suspects who have been identified in the Feb. 2nd melee at the West Gastonia QuikTrip have now been arrested.  Two are still being sought as well as other suspects as yet not identified.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Lincoln County Man Missing Since Mid-January Located
A Lincoln County man missing since January 16, 2020 has been located at a family member’s residence in Charlotte and is safe.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Bank Robbery
Hickory Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a bank Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 11th).
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

LCSO Explorers Post 700 Awarded Top Spots In Competition
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Post 700 returned home with several top honors at a National competition in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Narcotics Surveillance Leads To Chase, Drug Arrests
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators conducting a surveillance Monday night (February 10) in an area where neighbors complained about illegal drug activity arrested two people on drug charges following a brief chase.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Reward Offered in Shooting/Attempted Murder
Gastonia Police are asking for the public’s help in a Shooting / Attempted Murder that happened outside a Gastonia church in January. A reward up to $2,500 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.
Monday, February 10, 2020

Conover Man Facing Child Sexual Assault Charges
A Catawba County man is facing child sexual assault charges involving a 14-year-old female.
Monday, February 10, 2020

Gastonia Police Seeking Help Finding Culprits
Was it a block party gone bad?  Gastonia Police have filed charges against five suspects and are searching for them and others involved in what was termed a 'melee' at the QuikTrip convenience store on West Franklin Blvd. last Sunday (Feb. 2nd).
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Second Suspect In January Murder
Hickory Police have announced the arrest of a second suspect in connection with an alleged murder in January.
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Homeowner Stops Home Invader, Holds Him For Deputies
A Lincoln County homeowner turned the tables on a home invader Thursday morning when he confronted the burglar, tackled him and held the man until deputies arrived on the scene on Philadelphia Church Road.
Friday, February 7, 2020

Catawba Home Invasion, Assault Investigation Continues
The arrest of a Newton man was reported to have been in connection with a burglary and assault in Catawba on Tuesday (Feb. 4th).  The Catawba County Sheriff's Office says that while he is a 'person of interest,' the charges against him now are not related to that incident.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Shots Fired Into Vehicle During Dispute Over Repair Costs
No one was injured Tuesday (Feb. 4) when shots were fired into an occupied vehicle during a dispute over cost to repair tires.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Domestic Trespassing Call Leads To Vehicle Chase, Crash
Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a domestic trespassing and damage to property call today (Feb. 5) around 1:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Found
A missing Lincoln County teenager has been returned home after being located in Burke County Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Detectives Investigating Theft Of Lawn Equipment From ELHS
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives investigating theft of more than $30,000 worth of lawn equipment from school property.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Young Gastonia Woman Charged In Double Fatality Accident
A young woman who had apparently been drinking ran off the road hitting two people on a sidewalk, then left the scene.  The double fatality accident happened early Sunday morning (Feb. 2nd).
Sunday, February 2, 2020

Search Continues For Runaway Teen & Missing Man
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing to search for a runaway teen and a missing man in unrelated cases.
Friday, January 31, 2020

Teacher Charged With Indecent Liberties With A Child
On January 28 the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office arrested A Kings Mountain teacher for one count of indecent liberties with a child. The investigation began after the victim’s parent located inappropriate messages on the Grinder and Snap Chat Apps on the child’s cell phone. 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Domestic Dispute Leaves LC Man With Stab Wound, Charges
A domestic dispute Tuesday night (January 21) left a Lincoln County man hospitalized with a stab wound and facing charges.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

LC Man Indicted On Additional Child Sex Charges
A Lincoln County man has been arrested again after being indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury on additional charges related to the April 2019 incident.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Second Suspect Sought In Hickory Murder
Hickory Police are searching for a second suspect in the murder of a Hickory man last Thursday (Jan. 23rd).
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Driver Killed In Tanker Wreck On Highway 16
The driver of a tanker truck that collided with another vehicle on Highway 16 near St. James Church Road Tuesday afternoon was killed and the highway was closed until early Wednesday morning.  It was one of two fatal accidents in our area Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Gaston County Commissioners Join 2nd Amendment Stampede
Gaston County Commissioners unanimously passed a Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution at their Tuesday evening (Jan. 28th) meeting, joining Lincoln and a host of other North Carolina counties.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Gasoline Tanker Rollover
The gasoline tanker rollover on Hwy 16/St James Church Road is still a very active incident, Hwy 16 is shut down from Hwy 150 to Hwy 73. UPDATE: Driver Killed in Tanker Wreck on Highway 16
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Man
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Denver, N.C. man who has been diagnosed with medical conditions and is supposed to take medication daily. He did not take his medication with him.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Hickory Man Charged With Murder
Hickory Police have arrested a suspect in a Thursday night murder.
Sunday, January 26, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Runaway Teen
Alexis Pack, 15, was last seen around 5 p.m. on January 23, 2020 after stating she was going to check the mail outside her home in the 200 block of Camelot Lane, Vale, NC.
Friday, January 24, 2020

Woman Charged With Larceny Of A Firearm
A woman, who lists her address as homeless in Catawba County, has been charged with stealing a firearm from her parent’s home in Lincoln County.
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hot Topic: Second Amendment Sanctuaries
Over a dozen North Carolina counties have now passed a Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution.  Rutherford and Cherokee were the first to do so.  Since then, Lincoln, Cleveland, Catawba, Alexander, Union, Cabarrus, Pamlico, Davidson, Wilkes, Stokes and Surry counties have passed such a measure.
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Strickland Jailed On Drug Charges--Again
A 29-year-old Lincolnton man has been arrested in Newton on drug charges.  It's nothing new for Joshua Shane Strickland.  He has more than a dozen pending cases in Catawba, Mecklenburg and Gaston counties--and a criminal record dating back a decade.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Man Sentenced To Prison Term On Drug Conviction
A Lincoln County man has been sentenced to a maximum of ten years in prison after pleading guilty in Lincoln County Superior Court Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Man Charged With Assault On A Juvenile By Strangulation
A Lincoln County man was arrested Tuesday (January 21, 2020) on a charge of assault by strangulation.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Missing Runaway Teen Located
Detective M. Lookadoo located the teen in Catawba County around noon today, Jan. 21.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Lincoln County Man Facing Child Sex Assault Charges
A Lincoln County man is facing child sexual assault charges in connection with a report filed in December 2019.
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Public's Help Needed In Locating Missing Juvenile
Kylie Felice Almstead, 16, was last seen at her home on Asbury Church Road on January 17, 2020.
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Catch Bandit
Gastonia Police are seeking the public's health in identifying the person who has been breaking into the Walgreen's on West Franklin Blvd.
Friday, January 17, 2020

Help Needed To Identify Vehicle Break-In Suspect
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects who broke into a vehicle on January 12, 2020.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Two People Facing Charges In Theft Of Firearm
Two people are facing charges in connection with the theft of a Smith and Wesson .357 pistol.
Monday, January 13, 2020

Dallas Woman Arrested On Probation Violations & Drug Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators assisted North Carolina Probation and Parole with the arrest of a Dallas, N.C. woman on January 9, 2020 as she arrived at a residence on Rhodes Rhyne Road, Lincolnton, N.C.
Monday, January 13, 2020

Gaston County 2nd Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2020
On Friday January 3 at 2:21 p.m. Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call from 100 block Thornburg Road in Dallas. The call was in reference to a possible rabid animal. A family dog killed a skunk.
Friday, January 10, 2020

WLHS Basketball Coach Charged With Assaulting A Fan
A West Lincoln High School basketball coach is facing misdemeanor charges after assaulting a fan following a basketball game Tuesday night.
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Gaston County 1st Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2020
On Friday January 2 at 4:16 p.m. Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call from 300 block of Armstrong Park Road Gastonia. The call was in reference to a possible rabid animal. A family dog killed a raccoon.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
























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