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Sheriff's Deputies Begin Delivery Of Toys For Tots
Deputies will be delivering the toys for the next 10 days in each of the four districts.  Thanks to everyone for your help in this important outreach.
Friday, December 13, 2019

Convicted Sex Offender Fails To Register Change Of Address
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a convicted sex offender who failed to register a change of address.
Friday, December 13, 2019

Robbery Suspect Caught
A robbery suspect was nabbed quickly on Thursday thanks to a  Longview Police officer.
Friday, December 13, 2019

Search Warrant Executed At Western Lincoln County Residence
A year-long drug investigation ended with the arrest of a western Lincoln County man early this morning. (December 12, 2019)
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Joint Law Enforcement Operation Leads To Two Arrests
Through a joint operation by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office narcotics investigators, Lincolnton Police and the North Carolina Highway Patrol, two Illinois residents were arrested and drugs and money seized.
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Lincoln County Woman Charged With Felony Larceny By Employee
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Lincoln County woman with stealing money from the business where she was working.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Detectives Investigate Vehicle Break-Ins At Homes & Churches
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins to unlocked and locked vehicles at two churches on Startown Road, Lincolnton, NC, a residential area off Startown Road and Rolling Meadow Lane and Stoney Creek Drive east of Lincolnton.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Stanley Man Tries To Elude Arrest; Officer Injured
A vehicle chase with speed approaching 100 miles an hour led to a wreck and foot chase of the suspect.
Monday, December 9, 2019

Two Arrested Following Assault In Western Lincoln County
Two people were arrested following an altercation in the 800 block of NC Highway 18 Friday afternoon (December 6, 2019) that involved a shot being fired into an occupied vehicle.
Monday, December 9, 2019

New Stop Signs
Lincolnton has more stop signs this week.
Sunday, December 8, 2019

Second Person Charged In CBD Oils Theft Arrested
A second person charged in the November 12, 2019 break-in at Alternative Health on North Highway 16 Business in Denver, NC has been arrested.
Friday, December 6, 2019

Couple Missing From Lincoln County Located In Lenoir
A couple who went missing from Lincoln County on Monday, December 2, 2019, has been located.
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Silver Alert Issued For Elderly Couple Last Seen In Denver
A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing endangered husband and wife who were last seen at the residence of a son in Denver. Authorities believe the couple could possibly be in Tennessee.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Gaston County Has 16th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2019
On Sunday November 29 Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call from 100 block of Z.A. Hunter Road in Bessemer City. The call was in reference to a possible rabid skunk that the family dog had killed.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

One Of Two Men Charged In Theft Of CBD Oils Arrested
One of two people charged in the November 12, 2019 break-in at Alternative Health on North Highway 16 Business in Denver, NC has been arrested. The second is being sought.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Recovered Vehicle, Drug Charges & False Information
A traffic stop on Reepsville Road on November 29, led to the arrest of two people on a number of charges including possession of a stolen vehicle abd drug charges; and the driver giving officers his brother's name as identification.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Detectives Investigating Catalytic Converter Thefts
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a number of thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles parked in business and church parking lots.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Gastonia Man Charged With Writing Bad Checks
A Gastonia man has been charged with passing bad checks at a local convenience store.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Cargiver Charged With Theft From Elderly Man
A Crouse man was arrested today in connection with the theft of money from an elderly Lincoln County man.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Catawba County Man Charged With Sexual Exploitation Of Minors
Charges stem from an ongoing investigation into Matthews alleged possession of thousands of images of child pornography obtained via the internet. 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

This Time Bandit Used Knife
Another armed robbery has been reported in Catawba County.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Man Killed In Gastonia Wreck (UPDATED)
A man was killed Sunday evening when his car ran underneath the trailer as a tractor-trailer backed across the lane of traffic in east Gastonia.
Monday, November 25, 2019

Detention Officer Killed In Wreck
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Detention Officer Jonathan Gidney was killed in a Catawba County traffic accident as we reported earlier.  We have since learned more details and have updated our article.
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Teacher Faces Sexual Misconduct Charges
A former teacher in the Cleveland County Schools has been charged with taking indecent liberties with one of her students.
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Home Invasion, Kidnapping, Shooting & Armed Robbery
Hickory Police are investigating a home invasion, kidnapping and shooting that occurred on Tuesday evening (Nov. 19th) and an armed robbery Wednesday (Nov. 20th).
Thursday, November 21, 2019

New Communications Center Now Open
Lincoln County's new Emergency Communications Center is located at 911 Hollis Henderson Drive.  Chances are you may never drive by and see it, but it is better equipped than ever to send help when you need it.
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Another Rabies Case In Gaston County
Gaston County has recorded its 15th case of rabies for 2019.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Man Arrested In Ohio For Crimes Here Five Years Ago
A man wanted for crimes that occurred in Cleveland and Lincoln Counties almost five years ago has been arrested.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Second Person Charged In Gastonia Homicide
Gastonia Police have charged a second person in connection with the shooting death of a Cherryville man Sunday afternoon.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Human Trafficking?
A traffic stop on Interstate 85 near Kings Mountain resulted in the arrest of the driver of a van and suspected human trafficking, according to police.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Murder
A young Shelby man has been charged with murder in a death of a young Cherryville man in Gastonia on Sunday (Nov. 17th).
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Identify Robbery Suspects
On Sunday night, November 17, at approximately 9:02 p.m. the Lincolnton Police Department Patrol Division responded to an armed robbery call at the OM Market located at 851 South Laurel Street in Lincolnton. 
Monday, November 18, 2019

Hickory Police Asking For Public Help In Finding Suspect
Hickory Police say a reward is now being offered for helping them locate a man wanted on multiple charges.
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Suspect Sought In Animal Cruelty Case
Gaston County Police are investigating a case of cruelty to an animal in which a man threw a caged bunny into Rankin Lake.
Saturday, November 16, 2019

New Hickory Police Officers
The City of Hickory has five new police officers.  They were sworn in at a ceremony on Friday (Nov. 15th).
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Sheriff's Office Partners With Local Toys For Tots
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots program in Lincoln County to identify needy children this holiday season.
Thursday, November 14, 2019

CBD Oils Stolen In Eastern Lincoln County Break-In
On November 12, 2019 around 11 p.m. deputies were dispatched to Alternative Health at 4359 N NC 16 Business Hwy where a burglar alarm involving glass breakage was reported.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

City Council Approves Exterior Colors For Police Department
The architect submitted four different renderings of possible exterior colors. The Council selected the first option of red, gray and brown. Also, Lt. Robert “Tony” Hallman was honored on his upcoming retirement.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Dallas Teen Charged With Sex Offense
A young Dallas man has been charged with a sex offense involving a child.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Man Killed After Threatening Officers With Gun
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says an officer involved shooting incident that left a man dead Friday evening.
Friday, November 8, 2019

Sheriff's Deputies Wearing Updated Uniforms & Vests
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are wearing updated uniforms and new bullet proof vests that allow the officers to be more mobile and comfortable.
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Attempted Suicide In County Jail
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted suicide in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center Tuesday night. (November 5, 2019)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Former Teacher/Coach Admits To Having Sex With Students
A former teacher and coach at Fred T. Foard High School will serve a prison sentence of 32 to 58 months for having sexual relations with two female students.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

8th Case Of Rabies This Year In Catawba County
Another case of rabies has been confirmed in Catawba County--the 8th this year.  Fortunately, the dogs that encountered a rabid skunk had their rabies shots, so they only needed a booster.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Detectives Charge Lincolnton Man With Four Break-Ins
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Lincolnton man with four felony break-ins including three at the same location.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Lincoln County Man Stabbed, Suspect Arrested
A Lincoln County man remains hospitalized and another man is in jail following a stabbing incident on Saturday night, November 2.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Registered Sex Offender Arrested; Failure Report Address Change
A registered sex offender who failed to report a change of address was taken into custody Thursday night, October 31.
Friday, November 1, 2019

Local, State & Federal Investigation Leads To Drug Arrests
During the last six months a collaborative investigative effort into the distribution of cocaine, heroin and marijuana centered around the local area led to the arrests.
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Seventh Rabies Case Of 2019 Confirmed In Catawba County
Catawba County Animal Services has confirmed the county’s seventh rabies case of 2019 following an incident in Maiden. Previous cases reported to the county this year occurred in Claremont, Hickory, Maiden and Newton.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Deputies Searching For Registered Sex Offender
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a registered sex offender who failed to report a change of address.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

First Of Ten Indicted By Grand Jury Arrested
The Lincoln County Grand Jury handed down drug indictments on ten people at their October 28, 2019 session.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Attempt To Elude Traffic Stop Leads To Fugitive Arrest & Drug Charges
An attempt to flee a traffic stop has landed two men in jail, one as a Fugitive from Justice and both on drug charges.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Deputies Arrest Statesville Man Wanted In Break-In
Robinette is charged with one felony count each of breaking and entering a building, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, 2nd degree burglary of an unoccupied building, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. He was also charged with misdemeanor resist, delay and obstruct a public officer and possession of a controlled substance on jail grounds.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

One Dog, Truck Still Missing
An Alabama couple says one of their two dogs and their truck, which they reported stolen two weeks ago, are still missing.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Man Wanted In Connection With A Residential Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are still searching for an Iredell County man who broke into a residence in the 900 block of McRee Road early Sunday morning.
Monday, October 28, 2019

Man Arrested During Burglary In Progress
A Hickory man was arrested Friday (October 25, 2019) inside an Iron Station man’s outbuilding.
Monday, October 28, 2019

Missing Teen Located In Gastonia
Detective J. Allen located Trystin Allen Akers, 17, who was reported missing on October 21, 2019, at a motel in Gastonia. He has been reunited with his family.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Fenner Pleads Guilty, Gets Life Sentence
After spending nearly two weeks trying to select a jury from Catawba County, the trial of accused cop killer Irving Fenner ended with a guilty plea Tuesday (Oct. 22nd).  Fenner was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Trystin Allen Akers, 17, was reported missing on October 21, 2019.  He was last seen leaving his residence at 3524 Toth Lane, Lincolnton, NC at approximately 4 p.m. on October 15, 2019 in a black four door Honda sedan.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Iron Station Man Facing Another Break-In Charge
An Iron Station man, arrested on October 10, 2019 in connection with break-ins to trailers and vending machines, has been charged with another vending machine break-in.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Black Facing Number Of Charges In Residential Break-Ins
Matthew Hugh Black, 38, of Confederate Road, Lincolnton, NC was arrested on October 12, 2019 and again on October 18, 2019 on the charges.
Monday, October 21, 2019

Traffic Stop For Burned Out Tag Light Leads To Drug Arrests
On October 17, 2019 around 1 a.m. Deputy D. Hendrix was stationary in his patrol car at the intersection of NC Hwy 18 and NC 27 West Highway observing traffic when he observed a vehicle with the license plate light burned out.
Friday, October 18, 2019

Man Charged With Breaking & Entering Unoccupied Dwelling
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies charged a 47-year-old man with breaking into an unoccupied dwelling.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Missing Lincoln County Man Located In Buncombe County
Asheville Police located Kermit Perkins, 78, of Saunders Street, Lincolnton, NC and contacted local authorities.  The family was notified and a family member went to Asheville and picked up Mr. Perkins.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Gaston Police Seek Suspect For Felony Assault
On October 16, 2019, officers with the Gaston County Police Department investigated a reported kidnapping and domestic assault.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Man
Kermit Perkins, 78, of Lincolnton, NC was last seen at 2:30 p.m. today, October 16, 2019.  Perkins was driving a 2005 Dodge Dakota, gray in color with North Carolina license plate DMX7071.  He was pulling a boat trailer with a bass boat on it with boat registration of CL49560.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Man Stabbed, Charged With Assault On A Female
An altercation between a couple as they rode in a car left the man with a stab wound and the female being assaulted.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Detectives Investigating Death Of Man Found In His Residence
Deputies were dispatched to 7119 Doyle Beam Memorial Drive on October 14, 2019 reference a welfare check called in by a neighbor.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Double Murder In Conover
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has charged a Conover man with two counts of murder after two people were shot to death late Sunday night.
Monday, October 14, 2019

Missing Juvenile Returns Home
Allissann Marie Quates, 16, returned to her residence around 7:30 p.m. on October 11, 2019 and has been removed from NCIC as a missing juvenile.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old female.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Probation Search Leads To Drug Arrest
The search of a residence occupied by a man on probation led to an arrest on drug charges and probation violation.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Iron Station Man Arrested For Number Of Break-Ins
An Iron Station man has been arrested in connection with a number of break-ins to trailers and vending machines.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Judge Gives Moore Lengthy Sentence
A Maiden man got a lengthy prison sentence this week after pleading guilty to charges related to molesting a child.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Altercation Over Two Dogs Fighting
One man was injured and another man arrested following an altercation over their pets fighting.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Deputies Arrest Loomis Street Man During Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Loomis Street, Lincolnton, N.C. man as he attempted to break into homes and a vehicle on Salem Church Road.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

LPD Investigating Cell Phone Larceny
On Monday October 7 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Lincolnton Police Officers were dispatched to Sea Wireless in reference to a Felony Larceny.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Two People Charged In Connection With Theft Of A Vehicle
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies have charged two people in connection with the theft of a vehicle.
Monday, October 7, 2019

City's One Stop Voting Change Garners Most Discussion
At the October Lincolnton City Council Meeting, the Lincoln County Board of Elections (BoE) change to the City’s One Stop voting change dominated the Discussion.
Friday, October 4, 2019

Raleigh Man Given Lengthy Prison Term
A Raleigh man has been sentenced to a lengthy prison term in the North Carolina Department of Corrections after a Lincoln County jury found him guilty on a number of charges from an incident that occurred at 2645 Painter Lane, Lincolnton, NC on May 6, 2017.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Fire At Balls Creek Called "Suspicious"
A Sunday evening (Sep. 29th) fire that destroyed some 40 'tents' at Balls Creek Campground on Buffalo Shoals Road is being called "suspicious."
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Raccoon Tests Positive For 12th Rabies Case In Gaston County
On Sunday September 29 Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received a call from Sugar Lane in Gastonia in reference to a possible rabid animal. A family cat fought with a raccoon which was killed during the incident.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Lafferty Apprehended In Carteret County
After being tracked by GPS for over 12 hours across the state of North Carolina John O. Lafferty Jr. was apprehended in Carteret County Monday night by the bail bondsman who had gone part of his bond.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Lafferty Fails To Make Court Appearance
Law enforcement officers are searching for former Lincolnton attorney John O. Lafferty Jr. after he failed to show up for court Monday, Sept. 30.
Monday, September 30, 2019

Rabies Update
A dog that killed a rabid skunk is still being sought in Gaston County as selected veterninarians offer reduced price rabies shots over the next couple of weeks.
Sunday, September 29, 2019

Two People Arrested Following Violent Assault
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged two people following a violent assault on a man last night.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Lincoln County Land Search Team Finds Woman Lost in Woods
The Lincoln County Land Search Team along with Sheriff’s deputies, Lincolnton Fire and Lincoln County EMS located a woman who reportedly was injured and lost in a wooded area.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Missing Woman's Body Found
The body of a missing woman has been found and a Lincolnton man has been charged with her murder.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Lafferty Charged With Felony Embezzlement
Former Lincolnton attorney John O. Lafferty, Jr. has been charged with Embezzlement in Excess of $100,000--a Class C felony.  He will have a first appearance in Superior Court on Monday.
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Woman
Lincoln County Sheriff's Detective Justin Link is asking for the public's help in locating a missing Lincoln County woman.
Thursday, September 26, 2019

11 Confirmed Rabies Cases Now In Gaston County
On Monday September 23 Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received a call from 1100 block of Sandy Ford Road, Mount Holly, NC in reference to two family dogs who had fought with a skunk. The skunk was killed during this incident.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Dog--Possibly Infected With Rabies--Being Sought
Gaston County Animal Control says the county confirmed its 10th case of rabies in a wild animal this week.  This time, the story also includes a warning to avoid not only wild animals--but a stray dog that may be infected.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Domestic Incident Leaves Man Injured
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a physical domestic incident at 11 p.m. on September 19 where a man was injured.
Friday, September 20, 2019

Man Shoots Through Door, Just Misses Deputies
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies escaped injury when a man shot through the door of his home as the officers knocked on the door Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Missing Teen Located In Forsyth County, NC
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Lookadoo with help from the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office located the teen last night in Lewisville, N.C.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Open House For Sheriff's Office, EMS & Animal Services
This is a reminder that the Open House for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County EMS, and Lincoln County Animal Services will be held on Saturday, September 21.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Vehicle Break-Ins During Maiden Football Game Investigated
Maiden Police officers are investigating three forcible vehicle Breaking & Entering’s that occurred during the Maiden High School football game against St. Stephens Friday night, Sept. 13, in the parking areas at Maiden High School.
Monday, September 16, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Lindsey Rose Monteleone, 17, was reported missing Sunday night (September 15, 2019) after she did not return to her Asbury Church Road home from work at Papa John’s Pizza in Denver, N.C.
Monday, September 16, 2019


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