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Vale Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Kidnapping
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Vale man with the sexual assault and kidnapping of a 36-year-old white female.
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Erin Long Files Notice of Intent To Run For LC Sheriff
Erin Long, a 26-year law enforcement veteran, current Patrol Captain of Bessemer City Police Department and former Lieutenant of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office, has announced her intent to run for Sheriff and return to Lincoln County with a “New Vision, New Direction.”
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Stolen Vehicle
The Dallas Police Dept. is searching for two young men, one of whom is wanted for the theft of a vehicle from a Dallas residence Monday night (August 2nd).
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

LC Sheriff's Office Announces New Smartphone App
This app will serve as a new way for the sheriff’s office to connect with Lincoln County residents and visitors, providing information quickly and efficiently to anyone with a smartphone.
Monday, August 2, 2021

One 18-Year-Old Charged In Death Of Another
Hickory Police have charged a Hickory man in a fatal hit and run early Saturday morning.
Saturday, July 31, 2021

LPD Needs Help To Locate Missing Teen
The Lincolnton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a runaway teen.
Friday, July 30, 2021

Runaway Teen Has Been Located
Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives say a runaway teen has been located.
Friday, July 30, 2021

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Runaway Teen
Abbie Elizabeth Yates, 14, of Lincolnton apparently left her sister's residence sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on July 29, 2021.  Family members believe she may be in the company of a 24-year-old male, whom she knows, and may possibly be in the Hickory area.
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Former Lincoln County Man Extradited From Florida
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies extradited a former Lincoln County man from Florida on child sexual assault charges.
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Second Driver Charged in Street Racing Fatality
The second driver who allegedly engaged in a street racing incident that led to a crash that killed a six-year-old Kings Mtn. boy on Saturday night June 26th has now been charged.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Public Assistance Needed In Locating Missing Catawba County Man
Anthony John Jaworsky, 29, was last seen by his family in the Conover area of Catawba County on July 13, 2021. He has connections in Caldwell and Burke counties.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Grand Jury Indicts Ten People On Drug Charges
On July 26, 2021, the Lincoln County Grand Jury indicted ten people on a number of drug charges. The names of the individuals indicted by the Grand Jury will be released as they are arrested.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Three Arrested in Murder
Gastonia Police have announced the arrest of three suspects in an alleged home invastion and murder.
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Charlotte Man Arrested for Identity Theft
A Charlotte man has been charged with using another man’s financial card to rack up thousands of dollars’ worth of fraudulent charges to his bank account.
Thursday, July 22, 2021

New Patrol Boat Launched Tuesday
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office held the Official Launching of its new Metal Shark 23 Relentless patrol boat Tuesday afternoon (July 20th) at the Beatty's Ford Access on Lake Norman.  



Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Three Arrested for Burglary, Theft of Guns
Three people have been charged in the theft of firearms from a residence on Fran Avenue off Highway 150 just east of Lincolnton.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Drug Arrests
Sheriff's offices in Lincoln & Catawba counties reported drug arrests last week.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Recognize These Suspects?
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a “Snatch and Grab” robbery at the QuikTrip Convenience Store at 7259 NC73 near NC16 in eastern Lincoln County.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Missing
Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in locating a missing western Lincoln County man.
Sunday, July 18, 2021

Body Identified
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the body found in a wooded area off Smith Farm Road earlier this week is that of William Buster McCarter.  
Saturday, July 17, 2021

Cobb Charged in Fatal Wreck
A Kings Mountain man faces charges including second degree murder after he and another driver allegedly engaged in road racing in late June on US74 in western Gaston County.  A resulting accident killed a 9-year-old boy who was a passenger in another car not involved in the road racing.
Friday, July 16, 2021

Fatal Wreck in Dallas
A car may have hydroplaned before crashing down an embankment off US321 on Wednesday.  The wreck in Dallas claimed the life of a nine-year-old girl.
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Dellinger Accused of Writing Bad Checks
A self-employed eastern Lincoln County man has been charged with obtaining property by false pretenses
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Two Men Charged With Sexual Assault
Two men, one from Gastonia and one from Crouse, have been charged with sexual assaults by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Chase & Wreck Result in Charges
A Charlotte man faces multiple charges when he is released from the hospital following a brief chase and wreck on NC73 near NC16 in southeastern Lincoln County last Saturda night.  
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Wanted Couple Arrested in Phoenix
They were on the run for six months, but the US Marshals Service finally caught up with an Alexander County couple wanted in a murder at a Hickory furniture plant in January.  Acting on a tip, the Marshals arrested Tangela and Eric Parker Monday (July 13th) in Phoenix, Arizona.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Hit & Run Driver Charged
The Highway Patrol says help from the public led to the identity of a Catawba man who fled the scene of a collision of his Suburban with a motorcycle, seriously injuring the driver of the motorcyle, last Friday.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Citizens Police Academy
Want to know more about law enforcement?  You may want to attend the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizens Police Academy.
Monday, July 12, 2021

Repeat Offender Convicted of Another Sex Crime
A 56-year-old Lincolnton man, already convicted of a sex crime in 2013, has been found guilty of another offense.  Johnny Ray Izard, Sr., got a sentence of 94 to 173 months on his latest conviction.
Saturday, July 10, 2021

SHP Seeking Hit-and-Run Driver
The North Carolina Highway Patrol is seeking help in locating a person who fled the scene of an accident early Friday morning.  
Friday, July 9, 2021

STAR & CIDT Teams Credited With Peaceful Arrest
A hostage situation ended peacefully last week in Catawba County.  
Sunday, July 4, 2021

Lengthy Prison Sentence for Child Sex Crime
A Maiden man will spend at least 13 years behind bars after being convicted of sex offenses involving a child.
Friday, July 2, 2021

Dallas Man Faces Child Porn Charges
A Dallas man has been arrested on sex charges involving child pornography.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Meth Dealer Arrested
Acting on information supplied by neighbors, the Catawba County Sheriff's Office arrested a Hickory man Saturday on drug and other charges.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Convicted Felon on Probation Charged Again
A Lincolnton man with a significant criminal history is in the Harven Crouse Detention Center after he was apprehended in Gaston County on Monday (June 28th).
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Help Wanted
Gastonia Police are asking for help from the public in finding the culprits in two recent armed robberies.
Sunday, June 27, 2021

Missing Teen Found
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office reports a runaway teen has been found and returned home.
Saturday, June 26, 2021

Arrest Made in QT Purse Snatching
Gastonia Police have arrested a young Gastonia man for a purse-snatching robbery early Monday morning (June 21st) at the QuikTrip (QT) store Long Avenue.
Friday, June 25, 2021

Police Investigating Death of Child
A two-year-old child was found dead in a car at a Gastonia business Thursday afternoon (June 24th).  Police are investigating.
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Hickory Police Will Burn Blue Lights While on Patrol
Lincolnton residents will remember that a few months back Lincolnton Police had their blue lights on--but not flashing--as they drove around town.  While  the practice has been discontinued for now in Lincolnton, police in Hickory are beginning to do the same.
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Collision on NC16 Kills Two
A young Indian Trail woman and her three-year-old child died in a collision on NC 16 in southeastern Catawba County very early Wednesday morning (June 23rd).
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Hill Pleads Guilty--Again
A Gaston County woman, Lisa Buxa Hill, entered yet another guilty plea to embezzling from an employer in federal court on Tuesday (June 22nd).   It's the third time she has been charged with embezzlement.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Gastonia Police Need Help in Identifying Thief
Gastonia Police are asking for help in identifying a robbery suspect who also pulled a gun on a man who tried to help.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Road Rage
What has been described as a road rage incident left one person injured and another charged Sunday morning (June 20th).
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Information Needed
Gastnia Police are seeking information about  a Saturday afternoon (June 19th) car and motorcycle collision on Interstate 85 northbound near exit 17.
Sunday, June 20, 2021

Man Appears to Have Been Shot By Police Before
A suspect is dead following an officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning (June 16th) in Bessemer City.  
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

New Charges Filed
A Denver man has been charged with two counts of felony death by vehicle in a March 26th wreck on Campground Road that left two older Charlotte men dead.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Murder Charge Filed in Monday Evening Stabbing
-Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives have charged a man in the stabbing death of another Monday evening (June 14th) at the residence of the alleged assailant.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Help Find This Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teen.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Police Searching for Three Men
Gastonia police are searching for three suspects in a Saturday morning shooting.
Saturday, June 12, 2021

Fatal Wrecks
Two people died in traffic accidents Friday & Saturday in Lincoln & Catawba counties.
Saturday, June 12, 2021

Sex Offender on Probation Arrested Again
A Newton man who was on probation after being convicted of a sex crime has been arrested again by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Budget Approved by 3-2 Vote
Lincoln County Commissioners approved the County Budget for fiscal 2022 Monday evening (June 7th).  The budget increases the property tax rate to 61.9 cents (per $100 valuation)--up two cents from this year.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

100 Deadliest Days of Summer
Sunday, June 6, 2021

Deputy Terminated After DWI
A Catawba County Deputy has been terminated by the Sheriff's Office after he wrecked his patrol car and was charged with DWI by the Highway patrol.
Friday, June 4, 2021

Lynch Sentenced for 2018 Killing
A young Lincolnton man admitted to stabbing his father to death in 2018.  He'll now spend over 20 years in prison.
Friday, June 4, 2021

Fatal Collision Closes NC150 for Three Hours
The driver of a van died on the bridge near the Pinnacle Access Area on NC150 Thursday morning (June 3rd).  The three-vehicle accident blocked the bridge and the road remained closed for three hours.
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Missing Man
The Lncoln County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in locating a missing man.  
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Lincolnton Men Charged in Gastonia Homicide
Two Lincolnton men have been charged with the murder of a Gastonia man after his body was found in a burning vehicle on Ozark Avenue (NC-7) early Monday morning (May 31st).
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Indecent Liberties
A Denver man has been arrested on a child sexual assault charge.
Friday, May 28, 2021

East Lincoln Graduation Moved Indoors
The East Lincoln High School graduation (for the class of 2021) has been moved indoors--and it has nothing to do with the possibility of a thundershower that exists for Friday evening.  
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Tuesday Shooting on Gaston Street
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

No Longer Missing

LCSO Detective David Hendrix located Arin Taylor Andrews Tuesday night (May 25, 2021).  She was safe and unharmed.


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Two Killed in Single Vehicle Wrecks in Catawba County
Two people were killed in single vehicle accidents Saturday (May 22nd) and Monday (May 24th) in Catawba County.
Monday, May 24, 2021

Enjoy the Lake--But Stay Safe
While Summer doesn't officially begin until June 20th, for many Memorial Day is considered the beginning of the season.  This year, with temperatures already going into the 90s during the week ahead, the summer boatint season is well underway.
Saturday, May 22, 2021

Senior 'Prank' Results in Arrests
What was called a 'senior prank' did some real damage and caused the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office to charge a dozen East Lincoln High seniors.
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Missing Woman Found
A woman who had been reported missing has been located.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Have You Seen Her?
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating a woman reported missing.
Thursday, May 13, 2021

One Killed in Drive-By Shooting
Hickory Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a 27-year-woman.
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Rabies Confirmed in Hickory
Catawba County has recorded a case of rabies in the Hickory area.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Grand Jury Indicts 14 on Assorted Charges
The Lincoln County Grand Jury indicted 14 people this week in connection with a lengthy Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office undercover drug operation.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
























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