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Silver Alert Issued For Missing Lincoln County Woman
Breanna Allen Frady, who goes by the nickname of 'Bre', was last seen at North Lincoln High School on the afternoon of February 15. Breanna is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Man Charged With Obtaining Property By False Pretenses
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Lincoln County man with buying merchandise and charging it to a business where he previously worked.
Friday, February 15, 2019

Hickory Man Killed In Early Wednesday Collision
A Hickory man died when his car collided with a Catawba County Sheriff's Office vehicle and then struck a fence in northeast Hickory early Wednesday morning.
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Facing Multiple Charges
A young Lincolnton woman is spending Valentine's Day in jail after being arrested by Maiden Police on multiple charges.
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Maiden Police Arrest Two On Drug Charges
Maiden Police arrested two young men in unrelated drug busts.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Maiden Man Found Safe
The Maiden Police Department issued a press release at 3:50 p.m. this afternoon, February 12, that Shanta Kinte Edwards had been found and was safe. 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Maiden Man
Shanta Kinte Edwards is known to frequent the Lincolnton area, in particular the Oak Lawn neighborhood. Shanta also frequents the Newton and Hickory areas.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Parent Charged With Assaulting Driver's Education Teacher
A Lincoln County parent has been charged with assaulting a driver’s education teacher at West Lincoln High School on February 9, 2019.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Man Goes From A Missing Person To A Wanted Person
A Lincoln County man who was reported as missing on Monday is now listed as wanted on Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Thieves Setting Fires?
Gastonia Police are investigating a fire that was apparently intentionally set at the Walmart on Myrtle School Road in West Gastonia Monday evening.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Man
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who went missing from a residence in western Lincoln County.
Monday, February 11, 2019

Catawba County Jury Duty Telephone Scam
The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports from citizens that have received calls from someone identifying themselves as Catawba County Sheriff’s Deputies. The suspect caller states that they missed jury duty and have a warrant out for their arrest.
Friday, February 8, 2019

Business Property Owner Holds Theft Suspect At Gunpoint
A theft suspect met his match when he tried to haul off a pickup truck load of tools from the Cronland Lumber Yard on Highway 73.
Friday, February 8, 2019

NLMS Career Fair Held For Eighth Graders
The eighth-grade students at North Lincoln Middle School were given the opportunity to meet with representatives from the community at a Career Fair to learn about career opportunities on Friday, February 1.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Man Attempted Hanging Himself In Lincoln County Jail
A man tried to commit suicide by hanging himself in his cell at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center on February 4, 2019.
Monday, February 4, 2019

Suspect In Custody For Assault On Female In Catawba County
On February 1, 2019 at 7:39 a.m., Catawba County Communications received a call about a male subject assaulting a female on the ground outside of a residence. The suspect ran from the scene prior to the deputies’ arrival.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Woman Says She Won Money, Then Was Stabbed & Robbed
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery and stabbing in an incident that apparently began at one of those gaming locations on Springs Road.
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Iron Station Woman Charged With Embezzlement
An Iron Station woman has been charged with embezzlement from the Denver, N.C. business where she was working and had two outstanding warrants from Gaston County for obtaining property by false pretenses and transferring a stolen vehicle.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

LCSO Dive Team Certified In Advanced Swift Water Rescue
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team began training in June of 2018 and completed certification in December of 2018. The eight-member squad trained on the Nantahala River near Bryson City and the South Fork River in Lincoln County.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Three Inmates Facing Charges For Detention Center Damage
Three inmates in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center are facing possible charges after a hole was found punched in the ceiling of the shower in “B” dorm.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

GC Police Seize Large Quantity Of Methamphetamines
On Thursday, January 24 the Gaston County Police Department arrested Careen Lee Harrell, 35, of Grover, N.C., following a traffic stop.  The traffic stop occurred near Cherryville, N.C.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Lincolnton Man Sentenced To 8 Years In NC Prison System
A Lincolnton man was sentenced in Lincoln County Superior Court to a lengthy prison sentence after accepting a plea agreement in connection with crimes that occurred in 2016 and 2017.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Sheriff's Patrol Car Involved In Minor Vehicle Accident
A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a minor accident Thursday (January 24, 2019) in Denver.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Gaston County Police Assist In Capturing Fugitive
The Gaston County Police Department assisted the Bessemer City Police Department and the United States Marshals Service on Thursday, January 24 in capturing Akhenaten Alison.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Longtime Sheriff's Office Employee Mike Greene Dies At 71
He was the first person you saw when you came into the Sheriff's Office.  For many of his twelve years with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Mike Greene sat in the small glass enclosed reception desk just inside the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and greeted people.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Lincolnton Woman Facing New Charges In Catawba County
A Lincolnton woman who had previously been convicted of larceny and trafficking meth now faces new charges.  Jennifer Walker Blake was arrested Wednesday in Catawba County.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Hickory Police Investigating Another Armed Robbery
Another armed robbery last week brings to seven the number of such robberies in the Hickory area since early September.  Police are hoping for a tip from the public to help in finding the culprit.
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Man Wanted In Lincoln County Apprehended In Gastonia
Gastonia Police arrested Christopher Brian Bell, 28, of Dallas around 4:15 p.m. on January 17, 2019 on warrants taken out in Lincoln County.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Sheriff Beam Announces Command Staff
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam announced his command staff at a ceremony Thursday (Jan. 17th) at the Harven A. Crouse Law Enforcement Center.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Phone Scam
Gaston County Police are investigating what appears to be a phone scam that is utilizing a hoax that causes caller i-d to give the appearance that the call is coming from the police.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Lincoln County Man Arrested On Child Abuse Charge
On January 17, 2019 Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a man on felony child abuse and assault on a child under 12 years of age charges.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

2nd Suspect Charged With Theft Of Lawn Equipment
A second person has been charged in connection with the theft of lawn equipment valued at more than $9,000 from a business on Prince Drive, Lincolnton, NC.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Sheriff's Detectives Say Missing Man Has Been Located
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives say Trevor Alan Drennen has been located.  Deputies were notified today by a family member that contact was made with Drennen and he is in good condition.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Man
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a report Monday, January 14 concerning a missing man.  Officers were told that Trevor Alan Drennen, 23, of Arden Drive, Lincolnton, NC has not been heard from or seen since January 10, 2019.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Fake Bomb Threat Lands Gastonia Teen in Jail
A fake bomb threat at a Gastonia supermarket landed a teen in jail Monday night.  Now he faces likely prison time and the consequences of being a convicted felon.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Argument Between Roommates Leads To Shooting Incident
An argument between roommates ended up with one of the men being shot in the hand and the other charged in the shooting.
Monday, January 14, 2019

Iron Station Man Sentenced To At Least 20 Years In Prison
An Iron Station man pleaded guilty in Lincoln County Superior Court on January 11, 2019 in connection with child sexual assault charges and will spend at least 20 years in prison.
Sunday, January 13, 2019

2nd Person Pleads Guilty In Child Sexual Assault Case
In addition to Douglas Glenn Queen Jr. pleading guilty on Jan. 9, Ashley Nichole Lattimore plead guilty on Jan. 11. She was sentenced to a minimum of 240 months and a maximum of 348 months followed by 30 months supervised probation when she is released from prison.
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Lincoln County Man Arrested Following Domestic Dispute
A Lincoln County man was arrested Thursday night following a heated domestic dispute with his girlfriend. Deputies responded to the Lincoln County magistrate’s office after the woman came there seeking help.
Friday, January 11, 2019

High Shoals Man Charged In Theft From Former Employer
A High Shoals man has been charged in connection with the theft of lawn equipment valued at more than $8,000 from a business where he had formerly worked.
Friday, January 11, 2019

Missing Lincoln County Woman Located
Family members contacted the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office on January 10, 2019 and advised they had made contact with Ms. Mims and she was fine. Mims was removed from NCIC as missing.
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Man Sentenced To Lengthy Prison Term In Child Sexual Assault
On January 9, 2019 Douglas Glenn Queen Jr., 29, of Koliha Lane, Maiden appeared in Lincoln County Superior Court on charges first degree statutory sex offense, indecent liberties with a child and felony child abuse. Ashley Nichole Lattimore, 27, also of Koliha Lane, Maiden, NC, is facing the same charges.
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Lincolnton Woman
Carmen Graham Mims, 50, of Tomes Road, Lincolnton, NC was reported missing by her father on January 9, 2019.  He advised Detective Kelly Paris that Mims was last seen on January 3, 2019 and was going to Frankfurt, Pennsylvania to pick up an individual.
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Gaston Police Seek Missing 17-Year-Old Runaway
Destiny ran away from a residence located 3019 Fallswood Drive, Gastonia, NC and was wearing a black hoodie with solid white sleeves, black tights, and black and white shoes.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Teen Accused Of Using Social Media To Solicit Sex
A Stanley teenager was arrested Tuesday on charges that he sent a nude photo of himself to a 13-year-old girl soliciting her for sex.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Can You Identify?
The Gastonia Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect in a burglary and sexual assault case.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Vehicle Chase Leads To Outstanding Warrants Arrest
A man wanted on outstanding warrants has been apprehended following a vehicle chase that went from western Lincoln County into Cleveland County.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Dallas Man Arrested After Chase In Catawba County
A Dallas man wanted for probation violation decided to run from Catawba County deputies Sunday--but after a chase, he ended up in jail facing more charges.
Monday, January 7, 2019

Crouse Woman Killed In Wreck On Highway 182
A young Crouse woman was killed Thursday morning (Jan. 3rd) in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 182 about four miles west of Lincolnton.  The Highway Patrol said she was not wearing her seatbelt when she ran off the road and hit a culvert and a tree.
Friday, January 4, 2019

Three Arrested On Drug Charges; Looking For More
Three more people have been arrested on drug charges and three other people are being sought in connection with a seven-month long drug investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Sheriff's Deputies Respond To Stabbing Incident
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a stabbing incident around 1:40 p.m. on December 30, 2018.
Monday, December 31, 2018

Third Case Of Rabies In Gaston County In 2018
Animal Care and Enforcement Specialists investigated an incident on December 22 and impounded a raccoon. The raccoon was processed for rabies testing and was sent to the NC Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh.
Saturday, December 29, 2018

Denver Man Charged With 2nd Degree Kidnapping
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Kelsey Harrington has charged a Denver man with 2nd degree kidnapping in connection with an incident that occurred in September of 2018.
Saturday, December 29, 2018

Beginning January 2, 2019 No Cell Phones In Court
Beginning Wednesday, January 2, 2019, cell phone will no longer be allowed in the Lincoln County Courthouse with several exceptions.
Friday, December 28, 2018

Missing Lincoln County Woman Has Returned Home
A missing  23-year-old Lincoln County woman, Katlyn Marie Combs, who was reported missing is safe and returned home.
Friday, December 28, 2018

Mayor Ed Hatley Assesses Lincolnton's Past, Future
Maintaining the tax base and reorganizing City employees’ duties were among the year’s big accomplishments. That’s the word Thursday from Lincolnton Mayor Ed Hatley. Looking back at the year nearly over, Hatley also looked ahead to 2019.
Friday, December 28, 2018

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Woman
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 23-year-old woman who has been missing since November 19.
Thursday, December 27, 2018

Murder Charge Issued In Stabbing Death Of Hickory Woman
On Monday, December 24, 2018 at approximately 12:21 a.m., officers from the Hickory Police Department were called to 98 3rd Ave SE Apt #9, in reference to a person being stabbed.
Monday, December 24, 2018

Sex Offense Suspect Captured In Arkansas
Antonio Hernandez Aparicio of Catawba, N.C. of has been taken into custody in Little Rock, Arkansas where he is awaiting extradition to North Carolina.
Sunday, December 23, 2018

Public Assistance Needed To Locate Sex Offense Suspect
Aparicio was last known to be in the Town of Catawba area and driving a gold/tan in color 2000 Dodge Durango, NC Tag #YRB-5886. The vehicle has a dent on the back-rear hatch.
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Man Charged With Unauthorized Use Of Company Credit Card
A Stanley, N.C. man has been arrested in connection with a number of unauthorized purchases made on a company credit account.
Friday, December 21, 2018

18 Facing Charges Following 7-Month-Long Drug Investigation
A seven-month long drug investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers resulted in 18 people being indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury in December 2018 on various charges.
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Missing Girl
Gastonia Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing teenager.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Lincoln County 2018 Officers Of The Year Awards Announced
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement officers of the year awards were presented Tuesday night to a dedicated detention officer and a patrol deputy.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Stanley Woman Charged In Credit Card Theft
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Stanley woman with the theft of a billfold from the Walmart at 7131 NC Highway 73.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Another Armed Robbery
Hickory Police are investigating yet another armed robbery, the latest in a rash of robberies that began in September.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Zero Tolerance Litter Campaign Dec. 31 - Jan. 7
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol will be conducting a Zero Tolerance Litter Campaign December 31, 2018 thru January 7, 2019. The goal of this Campaign is to educate the community and issue citations if needed for any littering offense within Lincoln County. 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Complaints About Illegal Drugs Leads To One Arrest
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators arrested one man on drug charges following complaints about illegal drugs at a residence on Cansler Road, Vale, N.C.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Homeless Woman Charged In Theft Of A Vehicle
A homeless woman has been charged with stealing the vehicle of a woman who befriended her.
Friday, December 14, 2018

Lincolnton Man Apprehended With Stolen Vehicle Near Crouse
A Lincoln County man is facing charges after being apprehended with a stolen vehicle last night near Crouse, N.C.
Friday, December 14, 2018

Package Theft Suspect Identified & Arrested
Summer Lea Hatcher of Granite Falls, N.C. was arrested and charged with Misdemeanor Larceny (Caldwell County) and two counts of Misdemeanor Larceny (Catawba County) on December 11, 2018.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Theft Of Package From Porch Of Catawba County Residence
The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance with identifying the subject in these pictures. On December 4, 2018 a homeowner reported the theft of a package that had been delivered to their residence and left by the front door.
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Registered Sex Offender Charged Child Sexual Assault
The incidents occurred between November 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018.  Detectives interviewed Self at his residence on December 7, 2018 where he was arrested on one felony count of statutory rape of a child.
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Officers Save Teen Who Threatened To Jump From Bridge
On December 6, 2018 Sheriff’s Deputy C. Palin was on routine patrol on Highway 73 when he noticed a teenage girl walking on the bridge on Ingleside Farm Road over NC Highway 73.
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Friday, December 7, 2018

Mt. Holly Pastor Charged With Multiple Sex Offenses
On December 5, 2018, the Gaston County Police arrested Jerry Lewis Friday, 61, at his residence on multiple sex-related offenses.
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Newton Man Attempts To Run, Ends Up In Jail
A Newton man attempted to flee deputies Monday, but he ended up crashing a stolen vehicle and was arrested on multiple charges.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Elementary Principal Charged With Misdemeanor Assault Child
A Lincoln County Schools elementary school principal was arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge today (December 4, 2018) in connection with an incident that occurred on November 27, 2018 at Union Elementary School.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Beam Becomes Sheriff; Cesena & Sigmon, Commissioners
Two new County Commissioners and a new Sheriff took their oaths of office Monday night at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.  Bill Beam is now Sheriff and Milton Sigmon and Bud Cesena are now Commissioners.
Monday, December 3, 2018

Deputies Respond To Larceny In Progress, Two Arrested
Baker District deputies responded to the 2300 block of Kettle Creek Court, Lincolnton, N.C. in reference to a suspicious vehicle that was seen loading lumber into the vehicle at a new home under construction on Dec. 2.
Monday, December 3, 2018

Two People Arrested In Robbery Of Stanley Man
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two eastern Lincoln County men in connection with an assault and robbery of a McIntosh Road, Stanley, N.C. man.
Monday, December 3, 2018

Sheriff Brown Takes Office
Former Newton Police Chief Don Brown became the new Sheriff of Catawba County on Monday (Dec. 3rd).
Monday, December 3, 2018

Community Says 'Thank You' To Sheriff Carpenter
Friday (Nov. 30th) was David Carpenter's last day on the job as Sheriff of Lincoln County.  On Thursday evening, friends held a reception in his honor at the Laboratory Mill.
Sunday, December 2, 2018

No Suspects So Far As Robberies Continue
Hickory Police and the Catawba County Sheriff's Office are still looking for clues in a rash of armed robberies that have occurred recently in the Hickory area.  The latest occurred this week.
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Autopsy Report Says Autistic Child Drowned
There are still many uncertainties about the disappearance and death of a 6-year-old autistic boy at Gastonia's Rankin Lake in September, but police now say they do not expect any charges to be filed in his death.  The results of the autopsy report were released Thursday (Nov. 29th).
Friday, November 30, 2018

Lincolnton Teen Charged With Financial Card Theft
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Lincolnton teen with attempting to use a debit card that had been reported lost by the owner.
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Denver Man Charged In Theft Of Vehicle
A Denver man has been charged in the theft of a vehicle from a residence on Fostall Lane, Maiden, NC.
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Register Sex Offender Charged With Child Sexual Assault
A registered sexual offender living in Lincoln County has been charged with child sexual assault in connection with an incident that occurred on November 24, 2018.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

One Person Arrested In Rash Of Vehicle Break-Ins Overnight
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Charlie District deputies arrested one man following a rash of early morning vehicle break-ins at the Riverwalk Apartments in eastern Lincoln County.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sheriff Carpenter To Retire On November 30
Lincoln County Sheriff David M. Carpenter will retire on November 30, 2018 after 34 years in law enforcement. During the last eight years Sheriff Carpenter has worked to give the employees the tools and training they needed to do their jobs as safely and efficient as possible.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Narcotics Investigators Arrest Maiden Man On Drug Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators conducting an ongoing investigation arrested a Buffalo Shoals Road man on drug charges during a traffic stop on November 24, 2018.
Monday, November 26, 2018

Detectives Investigating Western Lincoln County Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a break-in at a home on Hallman Mill Road, Vale, NC on November 16.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018


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