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9/22/2022 2:37:00 PM
Iredell County Rape Suspect Now Charged In Lincoln County
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective J. Talbot served sexual assault warrants on a Sherrill’s Ford man who is being held in Iredell County on similar charges.

Michael Brandon Shinn, 29, of Sherrill’s Ford, NC was charged in connection with two incidents that occurred in Lincoln County.

After a news release about Mr. Shinn sexually assaulting females was posted, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy was able to locate a report involving Victim #1, a 29-year-old female from out of county. The woman was contacted and during the interview she confirmed she was sexually assaulted but was afraid to speak up at that time. During the interview she advised she met Mr. Shinn online and agreed to go out with him. He picked her up for their date and sexually assaulted her inside his vehicle. The incident occurred on March 26, 2022.

Victim #2, a 22-year-old Lincoln County woman, also viewed the news release and decided to speak up. She filed a report with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detailing the incident that occurred. Victim #2 also claimed she met Mr. Shinn online and agreed to go out with him. While she was in his car, Mr. Shinn sexually assaulted her as well. This incident occurred on January 29, 2022.

On September 19, 2022, warrants were drawn charging Shinn with two counts of first degree forcible sex offense and two counts of second degree kidnapping. Detective Talbot served the warrants on Shinn who is being held in the Iredell County Detention Center. He was given an additional bond of $500,000 secured.

Detective Talbot said, “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.”

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