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Lengthy Narcotics Investigation Leads To Two Arrests
A lengthy narcotics investigation into illegal narcotics being sold from a residence in Lincoln County has led to the arrest of two people on drug charges.
Thursday, October 6, 2022

Missing Teen Located In Rutherford County
A teen reported missing in Lincoln County on September 30, 2022 has been located in Rutherford County.
Thursday, October 6, 2022

Man Who Fled Police in Stolen Car Killed in Hickory
A Claremont man who attempted to elude police after he was spotted driving a stolen car was killed Wednesday night in Hickory.
Thursday, October 6, 2022

Prince Pleads Guilty in Drug Overdose Death
Gaston County's first conviction under a drug law that can hold someone accountable for selling drugs to another person who dies from an overdose will send a Gastonia woman to prison for the next four to six years.
Thursday, October 6, 2022

Mtn. View Man Shot by Deputies After Taking Hostage
A Mountain View man was shot and killed in a shootout with deputies from the Catawba County Sheriff's Office early Saturday morning (Oct. 1st).
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Detectives Asking For Public's Help In Locating Missing Teen
Mason Kahleb Lewis, 17, was last seen at 3586 Cerelia Lane, Denver, NC on September 16, 2022.
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Swift Water Rescue Team Deployed
While there were some downed tree limbs and power lines, damage from the storm in our area was minimal.  We didn't have major flooding, but the Lincoln County Swift Water Rescue Team was deployed just in case.
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Passenger Killed, Driver Charged in Motorcycle Accident
A Tuesday afternoon accident in Catawba County claimed the life of a Claremont woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Multiple Felony Charges Including Death By Distribution
On Wednesday September 21, 2022, Maiden Police Officers, with assistance from Lincolnton Police arrested Madison Dare Winslow, age 23, of Lincolnton on Multiple Controlled Substance Related Felony Indictments from Catawba County.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Can You Identify The Suspect In Attempted Lawn Mower Theft?
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective D. Hendrix is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who attempted to steal lawn equipment from a Denver, N.C. business.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

LCSO Citizen's Police Academy Sixth Week - Use of Force
On Monday, September 26, 2022, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about the use of force, as it relates to law enforcement duties, during this week of the program.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Chief Ramey Announces Plans to Work in School Safety
Gaston County Police Chief Joseph Ramey announced Tuesday (Sept. 27th) his plan to transition to a specialized role focused on school safety due to his impending retirement.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate A Missing Woman
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives asking for public’s help in locating missing woman.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Employee Charged With Stealing Student's Medication
An employee of the West Lake Preparatory Academy in Denver has been charged with stealing medication belonging to two students.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Missing
Lincolnton Police are asking for help from the public in locating a man reported missing.
Monday, September 26, 2022

Help Needed To Identify Vehicle Used In Trailer Theft
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective G. Killian is asking for the public’s help in identifying the vehicle used to steal a construction trailer from Riverview Baptist Church on Riverview Road, Lincolnton, NC.
Friday, September 23, 2022

Young Conover Man Killed in Wreck Thursday Morning
A young Conover man was killed early thursday morning when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Rifle Range Road in northeastern Catawba County.
Thursday, September 22, 2022

LCSO Police Academy Week Five
In week five of the 14-week program, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about controlled substances and narcotics investigations.
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Iredell County Rape Suspect Now Charged In Lincoln County
It is believed there may be more victims.  If you or someone you know experienced similar incidents with Mr. Shinn, you are encouraged to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Police Need Your Help
The Gastonia Police Department is asking for help from the public to identify a suspect in an armed robbery at a Bojangles restaurant in late August.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Gastonia Police Chief Retiring
Gastonia Police Chief Travis Brittain announced this week that he'll be retiring in January.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

SWAT Team Arrest Man Wanted On Felony Charges
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team made entry into a residence on White Street Monday and arrested a man wanted in Gaston County on felony charges.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Deputies Investigating Two Separate Sex Offender Violations
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two separate sex offender violations that occurred over the weekend.
Monday, September 19, 2022

Week Four Of LC Sheriff's Office Citizen's Police Academy
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about the use of force, as it relates to law enforcement duties, during their 4th week of the program.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Catawba County Woman Facing Drug Charges In Lincoln County
A traffic stop for a traffic violation by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies has led to drug charges against a Hickory woman.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Mount Holly Fatality Blamed on Underage Drinking
Underage consumption of alcohol has been identified as a contributory cause of a fatal accident last Monday (Sept. 5th) on Briarwood Court northwest of Mount Holly.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Traffic Fatality
A Newton man was killed in a single vehicle wreck Friday on Startown Road.
Monday, September 12, 2022

Truck Driver Killed in Wreck on Alexis-High Shoals Road
The driver of a truck was killed Thursday afernoon (Sept. 8th) when his truck ran off the Alexis-High Shoals Road and struck a tree.
Thursday, September 8, 2022

Two Sentenced, One Yet to be Tried in Fatal Wrecks
Santiago Lagunas buckled his 4-year-old son in an approved safety seat in the back seat of his car.  The Obester family was looking forward to a July 4th celebration.  But Liam Lagunas was killed last June and four members of the Obester family died in July 2020.  Speeding drivers cause both wrecks.  Those who caused them have now had a day in court.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Officer Involved Shooting
On Sunday (Sept. 4th) at 11:32 am, Gaston County Police responded to the 4000 block of Stoney Oaks Drive in the southwestern portion of Gaston County in reference to a vehicle left abandoned on private property. 
Sunday, September 4, 2022

One Dead, Two Injured in Friday Night Shooting
A Friday night shooting incident on N. King Street in Gastonia left an 18-year-old man dead and two others injured.
Sunday, September 4, 2022

Gaston County Hit & Run Wrecks Initiate Chase That Ended in Iredell County
A tractor-trailer that was involved in Saturday night(Sept.3rd) hit & run wrecks in Gaston County was eventually stopped in Iredell County after overturning on I-77 blocking the northbound lanes.  
Sunday, September 4, 2022

Dallas Man Arrested On Drug & Stolen Vehicle Charges
In August 2022 Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were advised that a black Honda Accord reported stolen in Charlotte had been in the area around Tucker’s Grove Church Road and Highway 73.
Friday, September 2, 2022

Local Leaders Weigh In On Opioid Crisis
Local leaders recently weighed in about this nationwide problem. Among them were Gaston County Police Department Chief Joseph Ramey; Leslie Lee of Gaston Together and the Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition; Michelle Mathis of the Olive Branch Ministry, and Assistant Gaston County Manager Karen Whichard.
Friday, September 2, 2022

Man Who Struck Mirror Gets Ticket; Arrested Later
A man who got into a fight with another, struck a patrol car mirror, and got a citation got arrested later in the day Wednesday on an assault charge.
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Newton Man Faces Multiple Charges After Chase That Ended in Lake
When he couldn't escape in his vehicle, a Newton man decided to swim away from deputies; it didn't work.
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Drug Charges & Outstanding Warrants Lead To Arrest
A traffic stop for an expired license plate and movement violation led to the arrest of a Lincoln County man on drug charges and outstanding warrants.
Friday, August 26, 2022

Remembering Sgt. John Howell II
A memorial service honoring Lincoln County Deputy John Hugh Howell II was held Friday (Aug. 26th) on the east side of the old Lincoln County courthouse in downtown Lincolnton.
Friday, August 26, 2022

Memorial Service
A brief memorial service honoring John Hugh Howell II, the only Lincoln County law enforcement officer ever killed in the line of duty, will be held at noon this Friday in downtown Lincolnton.
Friday, August 26, 2022

Traffic Volume Increases With Opening Of School
Lincoln County Charter Schools have returned to the classroom and students attending Lincoln County Public Schools will be returning to the classroom on August 29, 2022 to a full-time, 5-days a week schedule. With this comes an increase in overall school traffic in the mornings and afternoons.
Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Denver, N.C. Man Charged With Sexual Assault
A Denver, N.C. man is facing sexual assault charges in connection with an incident reported to Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies in February of 2022.
Saturday, August 20, 2022

Suspect Charged for August 3 Gastonia Murder
Detectives from the Gastonia Police Department (GPD) have charged 55-year-old Kevin Ramon Mosby of Gastonia for the murder of 48-year-old Donald Watts that occurred inside a home on August 3.
Friday, August 19, 2022

Man Sentenced To 14 Years In Federal Prison On Drug Charges
Today, August 17, U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced Ronald Keith Scronce, 65, of Lincolnton, N.C., to 168 months in prison and five years of supervised release for trafficking methamphetamine.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Two Men Charged, One Arrested, In LC Home Break-In
A Cleveland County man has been arrested in connection with a break-in to a home on Leonard’s Fork Church Road on August 10, 2022 and detectives are looking for a second person involved.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Body Worn Camera Video Released Regarding May 28th Incident
On Friday, August 12, 2022, a Superior Court Judge ruled that the body worn camera footage be released. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office welcomes both the release of the body worn camera footage and the SBI investigation.
Friday, August 12, 2022

Union School Student & Mother Killed in Wreck
A Monday afternoon wreck on Highway 27 near Asbury Church Road left a mother and son dead and the husband and father seriously injured.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Two People Missing In Separate Incidents Located
Two people who went missing last week have been located, one in Charlotte and the other in Georgia.
Monday, August 8, 2022

Three Hispanic Women Arrested On Fraud Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies have charged three Hispanic females with stealing a woman’s purse and using her credit cards to purchase gift cards.
Monday, August 8, 2022

Brian Reagan Is New Mount Holly Police Chief
Reagan has resided in Mount Holly for more than two decades, and he has been with the MHPD for 21 years––the past eight as its deputy chief.
Monday, August 8, 2022

Jury Duty Scam Continues
The Jury Duty Scam continues.  The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has joined Lincoln County in warning residents--especially senior citizens--not to fall for this scam.
Saturday, August 6, 2022

Vale, NC Man Charged With Shooting Into Occupied Property
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives charged a Vale, N.C. man with shooting into occupied property in connection with a domestic dispute on August 4, 2022
Friday, August 5, 2022

Gastonia Police Investigating Two Homicides
Gastonia Police are investigating two homicides--one Thursday evening at the scene of a wreck and the other Wednesday morning.
Friday, August 5, 2022

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing LC Woman
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective A. Mocilan is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Lincoln County woman.
Thursday, August 4, 2022

Deputy Prevents Man From Jumping From Bridge Into River
A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy has been credited with saving a man from jumping from a bridge into the South Fork River.
Thursday, August 4, 2022

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Vale Man
Patrick Russell Edwards, 22, of Highway 27 West in Vale, NC was last seen on August 2, 2022 around 6:30 a.m. when he left his residence to go to work.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

National Night Out
Tuesday night was National Night Out in Lincolnton, Lincoln County, and other locations across the nation.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

It's National Night Out!
This Tuesday evening is National Night Out.  There will be nine block parties in various Lincolnton neighborhoods and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office will hold its NNO next to the Walmsrt on Highway 73 in east Lincoln.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Ranlo Man Arrested After Attempting to Stab Officers
A Ranlo man was taken into custody after a four-hour standoff Friday (July 29th). Dewey Lee Case apparently tried to stab officers.
Saturday, July 30, 2022

Second Suspect Sought in Drive-by Purse Snatching
An 18-year-old Lincolnton teen who was  charged after allegedly snatching a purse in a drive-by incident on Wednesday of last week made bond, but is now being sought along with a second suspect after additional charges were filed.
Friday, July 29, 2022

Overnight Break-In At Denver Tractor Supply
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an overnight break-in at Tractor Supply on Gilman Road in Denver.
Friday, July 29, 2022

Chief Don Roper Retires After 35-Year Career
The head of the Mount Holly Police Department, now in his 50’s, is calling it a day after 35 years in Gaston County law-enforcement.
Friday, July 29, 2022

Two Fatalities Prove: Mopeds Can Be Dangerous
Two fatalities in 5he last week serve as a reminder that slow=moving mopeds may be an alternative means of transportation--but they can be very dangerous.  
Thursday, July 28, 2022

More Jury Duty Scam Calls This Week In Lincoln County
The caller this week claims to be a representative of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and an officer will be at the victim’s door in five minutes if they don’t give the suspect identification and credit card numbers.
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Another Drug House Arrest
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and Community Interdiction Team has shut down another drug operation, this time in Kingstown.
Thursday, July 28, 2022

National Night Out is Tuesday
National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime," was first held in 1984. The annual event has spread, and in this, its 39th year, it will be celebrated in most places--including Lincolnton and Denver--on Tuesday (August 2nd). The Lincoln County Sherirf's Office will host the one in Denver (next door to Walmart) and in Lincolnton, block parties are scheduled in several neighborhoods.
Thursday, July 28, 2022

LC Residents Receiving Rash Of Jury Duty Scam Calls
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of calls today (July 25, 2022) from concerned residents about calls they received claiming they failed to appear for jury duty and will be arrested.
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Monday, July 25, 2022

Man Charged With Disseminating Obscene Materials To Minors
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective J. Talbot has charged an Iron Station man with disseminating obscene materials to minors under the age of 13.
Monday, July 25, 2022

Kings Mtn. Residents Arrested on Drug Charges
People often ask, "if law enforcement suspects a house is being used to sell drugs, why don't they go arrest somebody?"  It's not that simple.  To obtain a warrant, they first need some evidence.  Sometimes it comes in an unexpected way.
Monday, July 25, 2022

Four Arrested in ICONZ Shooting
Gaston County Police have announced multiple arrests in connection with a May 15th shooting incident in the parking lot of ICONZ, a Lowell night spot.  Two Lincolnton men are among those arrested so far.
Friday, July 22, 2022

Shooting Investigation At Lowell Bar Results With Four Arrested, One Still Wanted
The shooting stemmed from a physical altercation in the parking lot. Several parked cars and surrounding buildings were damaged during the shooting. Approximately 50 spent bullet casings were recovered from the scene of the shooting.
Friday, July 22, 2022

Arrests Made In String Of Bank Robberies
A U.S. Marshal's Task Force and Fredericksburg, Virginia Police arrested two men in connection with a string of actual and attempted bank robberies from South Carolina to Virginia including Lincoln County. 
Friday, July 22, 2022

Police File Petition for Release of Video
It will be up to a judge to decide which--if any--of the bodycam videos of Gastonia Police and a homeless man arrested last October gets released.
Thursday, July 21, 2022

Gastonia Man Shot By Police in Alleged Kidnapping Incident
A man police say attempted to run over an officer with his vehicle was shot and killed by Gastonia Police Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Gaston County Police Search For Man Reported Missing
Gaston County Police are searching for Quintin Lee Allen Roark, age 27, of the 100 block of Deaton Ave., Lincolnton, who was reported missing by family members on July 14, 2022.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Runaway Teen Has Been Located And Is Safe
Christopher Gage Johnson was located by Lowell Police on Friday (July 15, 2022).
Monday, July 18, 2022

Commissioners Meet Monday Evening
A controversial rezoning request will be one of the items up for discussion at Monday night's (July 18th) Lincoln County Commissioners meeting.



Monday, July 18, 2022

Sheriff's Detectives Still Trying To Locate Runaway Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are still trying to locate a teen who went missing on July 2, 2022.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Schaffer Wins Hank Snyder Beyond The Call Of Duty Award
Lincoln County School Resource Officer Deputy Marvin Schaffer has been named winner of the 2022 North Carolina School Resource Officers Association “Hank Snyder Beyond the Call of Duty” Award.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Gaston County's 6th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2022
On Sunday, July 10 at 9:04 p.m., Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to a call for service in the 500 block of Lewis Farm Road in Bessemer City regarding a skunk found in the front yard at a residence
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Missing Runaway Juvenile Has Been Located And Is Safe
Marquise Thomas Lewis of June Dellinger Road, Stanley, NC was located this afternoon (July 11, 2022) at a residence on Old Beatty Road, Stanley, NC.
Monday, July 11, 2022

Detectives Asking For Public's Help To Locate Runaway Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a teen who went missing on Friday, July 8, 2022.
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