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Stanley Man Arrested On Gaston & Lincoln County Warrants
Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies along with a Gaston County Police Department K-9 unit arrested a Stanley man on a number of charges on Wednesday.
Friday, December 2, 2022

Man Barricades Himself Inside Camper, Sets It On Fire
Around 10 p.m. on November 29, 2022 deputies responded to a possible burglary to a camper parked on the property in the 1300 block of Bess Chapel Church Road, Cherryville.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Road Closures & Detours For The Denver ELBA Christmas Parade Dec. 3
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announces the Road Closures and Detours For The Denver ELBA Christmas Parade on December 3.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Thanksgiving Argument Ends in Shooting
A Gastonia man has been charged with attempted murder after he shot his girlfriend on Thanksgiving morning.
Saturday, November 26, 2022

Father's Girlfriend Charged in Death of Child
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has charged a 34-year-old Madison County, NC, woman with murder in the death of a four-year-old child from southwestern Catawba County who died last Sunday (Nov. 20th).
Saturday, November 26, 2022

Domestic Dispute Leads To Shooting, One Person Hospitalized
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting incident that left an Iron Station, NC man hospitalized in critical condition.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

LCSO Asking For Public Help In Connection With Theft
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects in the theft of equipment from the Lowe’s at 7144 NC Highway 73 in Denver, NC.
Monday, November 21, 2022

Gastonia Man Arrested in Tony's Ice Cream Fire
A Gastonia man has been arrested after he allegedly set a fire at Tony's Ice Cream on E. Franklin Blvd. in Gastonia in early August.  DNA evidence was used to find Marvin Durell McCaskill, who is charged with causing the fire.
Friday, November 18, 2022

Cat Tests Positive For 12th Confirmed Case Of Rabies In Gaston County
On Tuesday, November 13 at 10:20 p.m., the Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to a call regarding a cat that attacked a resident in the 800 block of Fairview Drive in Mt. Holly. 
Thursday, November 17, 2022

Gaston County's 11th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2022
On Friday, November 11, 2022 at 9:07 p.m., Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to a call regarding a raccoon that entered upon the back porch of a residence in the 800 block of St. Marks Church Road in Bessemer City and got in a fight with the resident’s two dogs. 
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Week Eleven - Life Saving Techniques And Detention
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about CPR, the use of AEDs, and proper procedures to stop serious bleeding.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Residents Continue To Receive Scam Phone Calls
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive complaints from citizens being targeted by scammers claiming to represent the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Body Identified as Missing Lincolnton Man
The body found last Wednesday south of Crouse has been identified as that of a Lincolnton man who went missing in July.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Lengthy Investigation, Traffic Stop Lead To Drug Arrests
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic’s Division arrested two people on drug charges in separate incidents.
Thursday, November 10, 2022

Citizens Police Academy Tours Lincoln County Courthouse
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Academy participants toured the new Lincoln County Courthouse during the 10th week of the program.
Thursday, November 10, 2022

Two Charlotte Men Arrested In Denver Bank Robbery
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives arrested and charged two Charlotte men in connection with the robbery of the State Employees Credit Union on NC Highway 73 on November 7, 2022.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Two Local Recruits Graduate From Appalachian Police Academy
Karson Williams of Lincolnton and Maya Kapoor of Huntersville where two of the sixteen students who graduated from Appalachian State University’s Appalachian Police Academy — a component of the Appalachian Police Officer Development Program (APDP) — on Aug. 27 in Rosen Concert Hall, representing the program’s fifth class.
Monday, November 7, 2022

Two Men Searched For In Denver Bank Robbery
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are looking for two men who robbed a bank in Denver, N.C. today (November 7, 2022).
Monday, November 7, 2022

Fatal Accident
A Hickory woman died in a traffic accident early Friday morning on Highway 16 in Catawba County.
Saturday, November 5, 2022

Taylorsville Man Charged With Felony Posting On Social Media
On October 24, 2022 Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies received a report from the victim that a private image of the individual had been posted to a public social media page. 
Friday, November 4, 2022

Driver in Monday Crash May Have Had a Heart Attack
Lincolnton Police say a fatality on Generals Blvd. Monday evening (Oct. 31st) may have been a medical event.  
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Machete Attack in Gastonia
A man thought possibly to be homeless was arrested Tuesday after he rode up on a bicycle and attacked workers at a construction site in Gastonia.  
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Narcotics Surveillance Operation Leads To Drug Arrest
A surveillance operation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division has led to the arrest of a Charlotte man on drug charges.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Former Nurse Charged In Death Of Two Women
Former Nurse at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Charged in the Deaths of Two Women, Including One from Lincoln County. Both women were given lethal doses of insulin that caused their deaths.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Gaston County Police Investigating Double Homicide/Suicide
Gaston County Police say a Monday afternoon (Oct. 24th) incident on Robinson-Clemmer Road in Dallas was apparently a double murder/suicide.  
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Lincolnton Man Remains Missing
The Gaston County Police are continuing their search for Quintin Lee Allen Roark of the 100 block of Deaton Ave. Lincolnton. 
Monday, October 24, 2022

Week Nine Police Academy: LCSO Special Operations
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about some of the department’s special operation teams, during their ninth week of the program.
Saturday, October 22, 2022

Cherryville Man Charged With Home Break-In & Vehicle Theft
A Cherryville man has been charged in connection with an October 20, 2022 break-in to a residence in the 3300 block of Long Shoals Road.
Friday, October 21, 2022

Week Eight Police Academy - Traffic Enforcement Continues
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Academy participants learned about uniform traffic citations and traffic enforcement during this week of the program.
Thursday, October 13, 2022

One Killed in Wednesday Morning Collision
A Lincolnton man was killed Wednesday morning (Oct. 12th) when his car collided with another vehicle near Ingles on East Main Street.  
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Missing Lincoln County Man Found Deceased
During a search early today (October 11, 2022) Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives and the Lincoln County Land Search team found the body of Michael Chad Taylor, 47, of Janice Road, Lincolnton, NC in a heavily wooded area about a quarter mile from his home. 
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Elderly Lincoln County Woman Killed In Collision
On Monday October 10th, at approximately 11:00 am, the NC State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal collision in Lincoln County on Reeps Grove Church Road at Hulls Grove Church Road. 
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Detectives Asking For Public's Help In Locating Missing Man
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Lincoln County man.
Friday, October 7, 2022

Gastonia Man Charged in SC Murders
A 45-year-old Gastonia man, Paul Eugene Bumgardner, has been charged with a double murder of a mother and son in Fort Mill, SC.
Friday, October 7, 2022

Week 7 Police Academy: Communications & Traffic Enforcement
During Week 7 the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Academy participants learned about the Communications Center (911 Center), DWI enforcement, and traffic citations.
Friday, October 7, 2022

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

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

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