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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest
A vehicle traveling US Highway 321 northbound near High Shoals with an expired license plate has led to the arrest of a Gastonia man on drug charges.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Can You Identify?
The Lincolnton Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying two suspects in a Gaston County theft and use of stolen bank and credit cards in Lincolnton.
Monday, September 17, 2018

Drug Busts Continue In Cleveland County
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office continues to make drug arrests a priority. Here's a report on arrests made this past week.
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Charged With Two Counts Of Murder
Few details have been released, but a Catawba man was charged Friday with two murders after a medical call to his residence on Thursday.
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Runaway Teen Located
Lexus Dawn Abernethy, 15, was last seen by a friend of the family around 6:30 p.m. on September 13 at the Walmart on North Generals Boulevard in Lincolnton, N.C. She was located around 10:45 a.m. this morning, September 14.
Friday, September 14, 2018

Sixteen Indicted In Methamphetamine, Cocaine & Marijuana Conspiracy
United States Attorney Andrew Murray announced today (Sept. 13) that 16 individuals are facing federal drug conspiracy charges for their involvement in a drug distribution ring.  They are from Texas, Tennessee, and in North Carolina (Conover, Hickory, Lincolnton, New London, Newton and Taylorsville).
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Lincoln County Couple Charged With Child Sexual Assault
A Lincoln County couple has been charged with several child sexual assault charges in connection with incidents that occurred within last two years.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Vehicle Chase Ends With Drug Related & Traffic Arrests
Two Charlotte residents were arrested this weekend on drug related and traffic charges following a car chase in Lincoln County early Saturday morning.
Sunday, September 9, 2018

Third Murder Suspect Found Hiding In Days Inn Ceiling
At approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday night (September 7) Officers with the Lincolnton Police Department received information Joshua Devin Chinault may be in route to the Days Inn, located at 614 Clark Drive in Lincolnton.
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Public's Help Needed In Locating Missing Iron Station Man
Merck was last seen when he left his home just before noon on September 5, 2018.  The last contact was a text message to the family around 11:30 p.m. on September 5, 2018.
Friday, September 7, 2018

Man Charged With Taking Indecent Liberties With A Child
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Catawba, N.C. man with taking indecent liberties with a child when he lived in Lincoln County.
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hickory Police Seeking Robbery Suspect
On Tuesday, September 4 at approximately 9:37 p.m. Hickory Police responded to Walgreens located at 2427 Springs Road NE in reference to an armed robbery.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Two Charged With Murder In Early Morning Death
Tuesday morning,  Sept. 4, at approximately 6:05 a.m., Lincolnton Police Department Officers responded to the parking lot of a business located at 2005 East Main Street in reference to an unresponsive person lying in the parking lot.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Barricaded Man Apprehended & Transported For Evaluation
Just after 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2,  Maiden Police Officers went to a residence in the 200 block of Old Tavern Lane in Maiden and located a white male who was the subject of an Involuntary Commitment Order.
Monday, September 3, 2018

Catawba County Records Second Armed Robbery This Week
Two gaming establishments in Catawba County have been the victims of armed robberies this week; the latest was early Friday at a 24-hour location on US70 SW in Hickory.
Friday, August 31, 2018

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Man
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man who was last seen in western Lincoln County.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Detectives Investigating Break-In & Thefts From Two Homes
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating thefts from two neighborhood homes on Highway 274 in western Lincoln County.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Former Employee Charged With Cashing Stolen Check
A former employee of a house cleaning service in Fort Mill, S.C. has been charged with cashing a stolen check in Lincoln County.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Cherryville Woman Killed in Wreck
A Cherryville woman and her dog were killed in a two-car collision Saturday evening on the Dallas-Cherryville highway.
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Woman Charged In Early Morning Stabbing Of Boyfriend
A Lincoln County woman has been charged in connection with the Friday morning stabbing of her 32-year-old boyfriend.
Friday, August 24, 2018

School Bus Safety: Does Your Child Know The Rules?
Lincoln County School students will return to the classroom beginning on Monday, August 27, 2018. Sheriff David Carpenter encourages school bus safety measures to avoid injury.
Friday, August 24, 2018

Sheriff Carpenter Offers Safety Tips For Back-To-School
Sheriff David Carpenter of Lincoln County offers some safety tips for those youngsters who will be walking back and forth to school or their school bus stops this year.
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Lawndale Residents Charged In Lincoln County Break-In
On July 8, 2018 a report was filed by the property owner in the 8300 block of South NC 10 Highway, Lawndale concerning a break-in to a home, barn and an outbuilding on the property. A number of items had been stolen from the property including a trailer, household items, a Ford vehicle engine and a motor stand.
Monday, August 20, 2018

Inmate Facing Additional Child Sexual Assault Charges
A Lincoln County Detention Center inmate has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor sometime between 2011 and 2016.
Monday, August 20, 2018

Twin Sisters Missing Again
The sad part is that there are apparently deeper problems than the current status of two twin sisters who are once again listed as runaways--but for now, getting them to a safe place is the priority.
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Missing Lincolnton Woman Back Home & Safe
Age and a possible medical issue caused some frightening moments Friday night and Saturday, but the ending is a happy one--a Lincolnton woman who had been reported missing has returned home safely.
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lincolnton Woman Missing Since Friday Night
A Lincolnton woman who was supposed to pick her husband up after a ball game Friday night is now reported missing.
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lawndale Man Arrested On Multiple Charges
A Lawndale man, Michael Eugene Wright, was arrested Thursday (Aug 16th) on multiple charges related to breakins.
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Resource Officers Added To Middle & Charter Schools
In addition to Lincoln County High Schools, School Resource Officers will now be in middle and charter schools.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Suspect Arrested After Shooting Deputy
A man who is said to have shot a Cleveland County deputy Tuesday night is now in custody. Sheriff Alan Norman called Dakota Gage Greene, 23, a "violent thug and a coward."
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Five Charged With Murder Of Cleveland County Man
Five people have been charged with murder in the death of a Cleveland County man whose body was found in Cherokee County, SC, last Monday (Aug. 6th).
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Robbery Suspect Arrested
Hickory Police arrested a 24-year-old Hickory woman Tuesday after she allegedly held up the Cubbard Express store on 16th Street NE in that city.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Gastonia Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty
A 34-year-old Gastonia man has been charged with Animal Cruelty after a month-long investigation by Gaston County Police.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Lincoln County Woman Dies In House Fire
A Lincoln County woman died in a house fire early this morning north of Lincolnton.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Another Big Drug Bust In Catawba County
A Texas man was arrested this week in Catawba County after a traffic stop turned up over 50 pounds of crystal meth in his vehicle.
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sheriff Attends 96th Annual Training Conference
Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter recently attended the North Carolina 96th Annual Sheriff’s Association Training Conference held in Craven County, N.C. with other sheriffs and law enforcement professionals from across the state on July 21-25.
Friday, August 3, 2018

Carver Convicted; Will Serve Life Sentence
One of two men accused of first degree murder in the death of a 90-year-old Dallas man last year, was convicted in Gaston County Superior Court Thursday.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Maiden Police Investigating Robbery From Startown Road Gas Station
Maiden Police Department has released security camera photos from a July 19 robbery at the Times Gas Station on Startown Road in Maiden where two black males had stolen various items including beer and cigarettes.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Fraud Investigation Leads To Two Arrests
The arrests came after a report was made concerning the victim’s PayPal account being used to purchase items on eBay.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Stanley Man Arrested For Gastonia Robbery
A Stanley man has been charged with robbing a Gastonia Walgreen's on July 20th.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Crouse Man Arrested For Allowing Drug Activity In His Home
The arrest came after multiple investigations into drug related overdoses that occurred at the man’s home located near the 1400 block of Old Lincolnton-Crouse Road, Crouse, NC.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Two Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop & Shooting At Deputy
Two Lincoln County men are in custody after they fled from a traffic stop, wrecked their vehicle and fired a shot at the deputy. They were located at a home on Bynum Road where the homeowner was charged with maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Two More Rabies Cases
Gaston County has reported its second confirmed rabies case of 2018 and Lincoln County its third.  Every one of the counties in our primary coverage area--Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba and Cleveland--has reported at least one case.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Man Flees To Elude Arrest From Residential Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a Lincolnton man who broke into a home on Shuford Road where he stole electronics Friday, July 27.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Hickory Police Investigating Shooting Death
Hickory Police are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl.
Monday, July 30, 2018

G U I L T Y
A 27-year-old Bessemer City man will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Cleveland County jury found him guilty of the murder of a three-year-old girl.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Bandits Rob S E A Wireless - One Arrested
One of three men involved in an armed robbery at S E A Wireless, 625 Riverside Drive in Lincolnton, Saturday afternoon (July 30th) has been arrested.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Bandits Rob S E A Wireless
We've been trying to learn more about the robbery at S E A Wireless, 625 Riverside Drive in Lincolnton, Saturday afternoon.  Hopefully, Lincolnton Police will have a news release on Monday (July 30th).
Sunday, July 29, 2018

Can You Identify These Men?
Lincolnton Police are searching for two men who stole a truck in June.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Suspect Arrested In Conover Shooting
Catawba County Sheriff's Detectives arrested a man who is alleged to have shot and killed another man and seriously injured the other man's mother Tuesday night.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Lincoln County Man Charged With Felony Residential Break-In
Deputies responded to the residence on July 20, 2018 after the homeowner reported that a neighbor who lived nearby had broken into his home.
Monday, July 23, 2018

Explorer Post 700 Places Fourth At National Conference
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 700 placed fourth in the Nation in the Burglary in Progress Response Team Competition at the 2018 National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference.
Monday, July 23, 2018

You Can Run, But You Can't Hide
A young man who has a history of trouble decided to run from police after a traffic stop on Thursday (July 19th).  He initially eluded officers, but eventually wound up in jail.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Man Sought For Vehicle Break-In & Using Stolen Credit Cards
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Kentucky man wanted for breaking into a motor vehicle and stealing the victim’s wallet then using the credit cards at Walmart on North General Boulevard, Lincolnton, N.C.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Traffic Stop For Minor Violation Leads To Drug Arrest
A traffic stop for a minor traffic violation has led to the arrest of a Swannanoa, North Carolina man for the possession of illegal drugs packaged for sale.
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Three Felony Drug Arrests Made After Multiple Complaints
On Thursday, July 12 Gaston County Police investigators disrupted an on-going drug operation on Cecilia Avenue in Gastonia. Police made several arrests and seized heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and currency.
Friday, July 13, 2018

Chase Ends In Arrest
A 19-year-old from Shelby has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that left several people injured Wednesday at a Kings Mountain smoke shop.
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Arrested
An elderly Lincoln County man has been charged with attempting to strangle his granddaughter after a domestic dispute Sunday (July 8th).
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

New Phone Scam Making Rounds In Gaston County
The Gaston County Sheriff’s Office has been notified of a new scam being utilized in the Gaston County area. Citizens are being contacted by 704-842-3795 or 608-371-6666 (these two numbers have been used today, July 10, 2018) but these may not be the only numbers being utilized.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

LeeBoy Gives Back To Community With Special Project For LCSO
Lincoln County industry VT LeeBoy, always active in support of community projects, seized the opportunity recently to show its extreme appreciation and gratitude when approached by the Lincoln County Sherriff’s Office regarding a specialized paint project.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Police Involved Shooting
Gastonia Police have reported a police-involved shooting that sent one person to the hospital late Sunday night.
Monday, July 9, 2018

Neighbor's Complaints Lead To One Arrest
Investigators received a number of complaint about the home on Reepsville Road from neighbors about a lot of traffic in and out of the residence.  They began a covert operation that lasted several weeks and determined heroin was being sold out of the residence.
Friday, July 6, 2018

Domestic Dispute Leads To 2nd Degree Kidnapping, Drug Arrest
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies’ investigation into a domestic dispute has led to charges against a Lincoln County man.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Warrant Turns Up Stolen Property
A search on the property of a home in the 3800 block of Stoney Creek Drive, Lincolnton, NC led to the seizure of items reportedly stolen in Lincoln and Catawba Counties.
Saturday, June 30, 2018

First Arrest Made Under City's Special Events Ordinance
Several 'street preachers' came to Thursday night's (June 28th) Alive After Five concert with the apparent intention of testing Lincolnton's recently passed Special Events Ordinance.  One of them was arrested.
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Police After Chase
The daughter of a Bessemer City woman who died in July 2016 when her car crashed into another on Frankliin Blvd. after a companion allegedly stole multiple items from the Target store in Gastonia has filed a lawsuit against the officer involved in pursuit of the vehicle, the police department and the city.
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Former Sheriff Candidate Indicted
Jason Reid, who was an unsuccessful candidate for Sheriff of Catawba County in May, was in court Friday morning in Lincolnton to face multiple charges involving alleged stalking of an ex-girlfriend.  The judge told him he could get eight years if convicted.
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Winston-Salem Robbery Suspect
Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man wanted in Winston-Salem, N.C. in connection with an attempted armed robbery.  The incident occurred at a residence in Winston-Salem on June 22, 2018.
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Gaston County Jail Using Body Scanner
Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger says a new body scanner now in use at the Gaston County Jail has already caught some contraband and will hopefully help to keep prisoners from getting more into the jail.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced For Threatening To Kill Gaston County DA & ADA
U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced today, June 26, that Larry Brandon Moore, 31, of Gastonia, N.C. was sentenced to 27 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for threatening to kill Gaston County District Attorney Locke Bell and Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Deborah Gulledge.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Iron Station Man Arrested In Residential Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged an Iron Station man in connection with a June 21, 2018 break-in.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Cleveland County Scores Big Drug Bust
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office has announced another big drug bust.  Last Saturday, a man believed to be an illegal immigrant, was arrested on drug and other charges after a traffic stop near Grover.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Elderly Stanley Man Reported Missing Again
A Silver Alert was issued Monday afternoon (June 25th) for an elderly Stanley man, Carl Harrison Irvin.
Monday, June 25, 2018

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrests
A traffic stop on North Generals Bourlevard in Lincolnton for a minor traffic violation has led to the arrest of two men on drug charges.
Monday, June 25, 2018

Maiden Man Charged With Possession Of Stolen Cars
A Maiden man faces multiple charges after being arrested in Hickory early Thursday morning.
Thursday, June 21, 2018


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