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Odums Charged With Murder
The charge against a young Cherryville woman has been upgraded from assault to first degree murder in the shooting death of a Denver man at her apartment.  
Friday, May 7, 2021

Routine Check Turns Into Chase, Drugs & Guns Arrest
A routne check on a suspicious vehicle at the Quik Stop on NC73 turned into a chase, a wreck, and guns & drugs charges against two Charlotte men.
Friday, May 7, 2021

Back the Blue
One might say they got an early start to Police Week, approved by both the County Commissioners and Lincolnton City Council, as a local observance next week.  Members of Tri-County Back the Blue held a hot dog & hamburger cookout at Betty Ross Park in Lincolnton Thursday.
Friday, May 7, 2021

Body Found in Albemarle Is Missing Lincolnton Man
The body of a Lincolnton man reported missing in March of last year has been found in Albemarle.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Commissioners Hold Lengthy Meeting
Monday night's (May 3rd) Lincoln County Commissioners meeting lasted over three hours.  Commissioners approved a resolution designating next week as Police Week, decided to sell the Pleasant Retreat Academy building to Preservation North Carolina, and swapped some property with one of the Commissioners.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Cherryville Police Investigating Shooting
A 22-year-old Cherryville woman has been charged in a shooting Monday night (May 3rd).
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Police Seek Help in Finding Stolen Bike
Gaston County Police are asking for help from the public in finding a stoien dirt bike.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Gastonia Man Accused of Sex Offenses
A 21-year-old Gastonia man faces multiple charges related to alleged sex offenses involving a juvenile girl. 
Sunday, May 2, 2021

Teen Charged With Assault
A 19-year-old from Lincolnton has been charged with sexual assault said to have happened last year.  
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Avery Pleads Guilty--Gets 20 Years
Steve Allen Avery, who killed a woman in 2019 and dumped her body off a bridge, entered a guilty plea to second degree murder this week.
Saturday, May 1, 2021

More Drug Arrests
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has reported two sets of arrests related to illegal drugs--one of them the result of a traffics stop and the other after a lengthy investigation.
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Drug Arrests
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has reported two sets of arrests related to illegal drugs--one of them the result of a lengthy investigation and the other the result of a traffic stop for a non-working headlight.
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Missing Girl Has Been Found
That missing 13-year-old girl was found Wednesday evening.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Young Cherryville Woman Charged With Killing Her Child
Cherryville Police have charged a 26-year-old woman with manslaughter in the January death of her three-year-old daughter.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Second Suspect Charged
Gaston County Police have charged a second suspect in an April 14th murder.  Their search for another suspect who was also charged continues.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Man Charged With Murder in Drive-By Shooting
A young Claremont man has been charged with first degree murder in a Wednesday night drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of a 7-year-old child.
Friday, April 23, 2021

Homicide in Kings Mtn.
Kings Mtn. Police are investigating a Wednesday evening shooting that left a teenager dead.  Another young Kings Mtn. man has been charged with his murder.
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Child Killed In Drive-By Shooting
Hickory Police are investigating a drive-by shooting on Tate Blvd. Wednesday night that claimed the life of a 7-year-old child.
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Rap Video Production Leads To Death, Murder Charge
A Charlotte man has been charged with second degree murder after his niece died from a gunshot wound sustained during recording of a rap video in Gastonia's Highland community last Tuesday.  
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Dallas Man Charged In Shooting
Gaston County Police are seeking info on the whereabouts of a murder suspect.
Saturday, April 17, 2021

Three-County Chase Ends in Wreck, Arrest
A chase through three counties ended with a Hickory man arrested on multiple charges.  
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Gaston County Police Investigating Shooting
Gaston County Police are investigating a shooting in the Landers Chapel area that resulted in the death of a Bessemer City man.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Missing Teen Is Found OK
A teenager reported missing from eastern Lincoln County has been found safe in Asheville.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Police Make Arrests in Two Shootings
Gastonia Police have made arrests in two shooting incidents, one of them one of two recent homicides.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Can You Identify This Suspect?
Gaston County Police are asking for help in identifying a suspect in the theft of a golf cart from Mountain Island Charter School on Saturday (April 10th).
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Violence in Gastonia
Gastonia Police are investigating four shooting incidents, two of which resulted in deaths.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Missing Woman's Body Found, Man Charged With Murder
Gastonia Police have charged a man from Northampton County with murder in the death of a Gastonia woman.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Wreck at NC 18 & NC 27 Intersection
A Monday afternoon collision of a car with a tractor-trailer in northwestern Lincoln County killed a young Cleveland County woman.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Two Missing Persons Have Been Found
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives say  two unrelated missing person cases have now been closed.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Police Seeking Information On Two Homicides
Gastonia Police are asking for help from the public in their investigation of two homicides in that city.  
Monday, April 12, 2021

Arrested For 2019 Break=ins
A Catawba County man has been charged with breaking into mini-storage units in Lincoln County in 2019.
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Police Seek Help With Missing Person Case
Gaston County Police are asking the public for help in locating a woman missing since March 27th.
Friday, April 9, 2021

Inmates Get Vaccinated
Clusters of COVID-19 have occurred at many jails during the pandemic.  Sheriff Bill Beam used isolation of new arrivals to lessen the likelihood of cases developing at the Harven Crouse Detention facility.  Now, some inmates have also had their COVID vaccinations. 
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Hickory Police Say Two Were Injured Wednesday Night
Hickory Police are investigating a shooting incident that left a woman seriously injured Wednesday night.
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Party Turns Violent, One Left Dead
Shelby Police are investigating two incidents involving multiple gunshots Tuesday night into early Wednesday (April 6-7).  The second left an 18-year-old dead.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Updated: Missing Man FOUND
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office had asked for help from the public to finda missing man from western Lincoln County.  He has been found safe in Jacksonville, Florida.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Tuesday Morning Shooting
Lincolnton Police are investigating a shooting incident that left two people with injuries and resulted in the arrest of a Lincolnton man.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Public Help Needed To Find Missing Girl
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a missing teen.
Monday, April 5, 2021

Denver Man Charged After DSS Reported Allegations
A Denver man was arrested Saturday and charged with sexual crimes involving children.
Monday, April 5, 2021

Gaston County Reports Rabid Horse Near Cherryville
Gaston County had previously reported two cases of rabies this year--both in wild animals: one a fox, the other a skunk.  The third case last week was a horse near Cherryville.
Saturday, April 3, 2021

LCSO Dive Team, EL Firefighters Get Swiftwater Training
Members of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Dive Team and firefighters from the East Lincoln Fire Dept. attended swiftwater rescue training in late March in the NC mountains.
Saturday, April 3, 2021

Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of Passenger
A traffic stop of a vehicle traveling Highway 150 West has led to the arrest of a passenger in the vehicle on outstanding warrants.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Two Hospitalized After Shooting In Maiden
A Hickory man has been charged after a shooting in Maiden Friday night (March 26th) sent two people to hospitals in serious condition.
Saturday, March 27, 2021

Denver Wreck Claims Two Lives
An afternoon collision on Campground Road in Denver killed two Charlotte residents Friday (March 26th).  The wreck closed the road for over two hours.  
Saturday, March 27, 2021

Western Lincoln County Man Charged With Trafficking Drugs
On March 22, 2021 narcotics investigators observed a hand-to-hand transaction in the parking lot of a Lincoln County business.  Officers then made contact with Ray Louis Wylie, 71, of Doyle Beam Memorial Road, Vale, NC and Trenton Christopher Carver, 26, of Old Lincolnton-Crouse Road, Lincolnton, NC.
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest
On March 23, 2021 while Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers were conducting a surveillance operation, patrol deputies were dispatched to assist with a traffic stop of a vehicle.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Vale Man Arrested On Drug Charges True Bill of Indictment
The True Bill of Incident involves four felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, one felony count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, and one felony count of maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of sell, store and manufacture methamphetamine.
Monday, March 22, 2021

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Drive-By Shooting
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting where shots were fired into an occupied dwelling and a vehicle parked in the driveway.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Matthews Man Killed On US 74 At Kings Mtn.
What has been described as likely a freak accident left a Matthews man dead on US 74 at Kings Mountain Monday morning.
Monday, March 15, 2021

Man Accused Of Trying To Burn Home With Ex-Girlfriend Inside
A Bessemer City man has been charged after he allegedly tried to burn the home of an ex-girlfiriend with her inside.
Sunday, March 14, 2021

Man Shot By Police In Belmont
The man shot by police outside a car dealership in Belmont Thursday afternoon (March 11th) has been identified as 45-year-old Dustan Jennings Hoffman.
Friday, March 12, 2021

Two Moped Riders Killed, Newton Man Charged
Two moped riders from Iron Station were killed on US 321 north of Dallas Wednesday night when their moped was struck from behind.  A Newton man allegedly fled the scene but has been charged in the accident.
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Second Suspect Arrested In Double Murder
Gaston County Police have made a second arrest in a double homicide that happened Feb. 22nd.  They are still searching for a third suspect.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Two County Vehicle Chase Ends In Western Lincoln County
On March 7, 2021 patrol deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to assist Gaston County Sheriff’s Office with the pursuit of a vehicle that continued into Lincoln County. 
Monday, March 8, 2021

Lincoln County Man Charged In Theft Of Trailer
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Lincoln County man with the theft of a trailer.
Friday, March 5, 2021

Gaston Police Charge Man With Possession Of Child Porn
Gaston County Police have charged Wesley Lane Ross, age 18, of 324 Tot Dellinger Rd. Cherryville, NC with three (3) felony counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a child and three (3) felony counts of 3rd degree sexual exploitation of a child.
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Gastonia Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
A Gastonia man has been charged with child sexual assault in connection with incidents that occurred in Lincoln County.
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Charges Filed In Altercation Where Shot Was Fired
Detectives were able to identify the person who discharged the firearm as Jessie Carlos Docouto, 21, of Devine Road, Iron Station, NC.   Docouto was located at his residence and cooperated with the investigation.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Detectives Investigating Altercation Where A Shot Was Fired
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an altercation involved a gunshot that occurred near an eastern Lincoln County restaurant Monday night. (March 1, 2021)
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Sentenced To Federal Prison On Lincoln County Drug Charges
U. S. District Court Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced Aleef Jamar Nicks, 39, of Charlotte to 108 months in prison on drug trafficking and firearms charges resulting from a traffic stop in Lincoln County on April 30, 2020.  Nicks must also serve three years under court supervision after he is released from prison.
Monday, March 1, 2021

Motorcyclist Killed In Wednesday Collision
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on highway 16 south of Newton Wednesday evening (Feb. 24th) and a 65-year-old Newton man has been charged in the case. 
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Double Homicide Update
Gaston County Police have three suspects in jail in what appears to have been a drug deal that went bad resulting in a double homicide.  Two young men are charged with murder, the third, who was a victim but escaped with his life, faces drug charges.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Sheriff's Office Gets New Body Cams/Tasers
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office recently received new body cameras that will become standard wear for all deputies.  New tasers are also being phased into use.
Monday, February 22, 2021

Iron Station Woman Facing Assault Charges
An Iron Station woman is facing assault charges after she stabbed a man with a knife.
Monday, February 22, 2021

Two Children Dead In Hickory Fire
Two children were found dead after fire destroyed their home Saturday afternoon in Hickory.  The boy and girl were apparently left home alone according to neighbors.  The fire was reported at 4 PM at a mobile home park in southwest Hickory.
Sunday, February 21, 2021

Suspect Sought By Police
Gaston County Police have filed murder charges against a Taylorsville youth in a double homicide in western Gaston County Thursday night (Feb. 18th).
Sunday, February 21, 2021

Two Dead In Thursday Night Shooting
Gaston County Police are investigating a Thursday night shooting in a rural area northwest of Bessemer City that left two young men dead.
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Possible Suspect In Larcenies From Cars
Gaston County Police are asking for help from the public in identifying a possible suspect in larcenies from vehicles in the Dallas area.
Friday, February 19, 2021

Residents Continue To Receive Phone Scam Calls
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports from citizens in the area being targeted by scammers claiming to represent the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Lincoln County Man Charged With Sexual Assault & Kidnapping
A Lincoln County man is facing a number of charges including sexual assault and kidnapping in connection with an incident that occurred over the weekend.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Gaston County Police Investigating Theft Of Dog
Gaston County Police are investigatinfg the theft of a dog from a Dallas residence over the weekend.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

16-Year-Old Charged With Murder, Robbery
Gastonia Police have made an arrest in the homicide of a woman whose body was found in a car down an embankment on W. 10th Avenue in January.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Fiery Wreck Results In Fatality
A collision in far northwestern Lincoln County Monday afternoon resulted in the death of one of the two drivers.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

New Look For Gastonia Police Vehicles
The Gastonia Police Department is getting a new look.
Saturday, February 13, 2021

Two People Arrested After Fleeing In A Stolen Vehicle
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people after they tried to elude the officers in eastern Lincoln County.
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Denver Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Denver man with child sexual assault charges.
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Officer-Involved Shooting
An officer-involved shooting has now claimed the life of a Gastonia woman.  Shae Jones died Tuesday at Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
























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