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Family Disturbance Leads To Mobile Home Fire
When officers arrived on the scene they learned that Scott Andy Norman and his mother had gotten into an argument and that Norman became irate and damaged several vehicles and set the mobile home on fire. 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hickory Incident Leaves One Suspect Dead
One suspect is in custody, another deceased after an incident Monday morning (Feb. 17th) in Hickory.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Lincoln County Man Charged With Kidnapping, Assault
A Lincoln County man is charged with assaulting a female causing serious injuries.
Monday, February 17, 2020

Judy Billings Makes A Difference In Law-Enforcement
A detective for the Stanley Police Department, Billings is among today’s modern women making a way for themselves in the traditionally male world of law-enforcement. She recently told The Herald more about her life and career in part one of two articles.
Monday, February 17, 2020

Owner Of Urn Located
The owner of an urn found in a wooded area north of Lincolnton has been located. The urn along with a safe and a number of electronic and tool items were stolen in a break-in at a residence on October 22, 2019.
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Sheriff's Office Searching For Owner Of Urn
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the owner of an urn containing cremated ashes that was abandoned in a wooded area north of Lincolnton.
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Gastonia Police Seeking More Suspects in QT Riot
Gastonia Police say  four of the six suspects who have been identified in the Feb. 2nd melee at the West Gastonia QuikTrip have now been arrested.  Two are still being sought as well as other suspects as yet not identified.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Lincoln County Man Missing Since Mid-January Located
A Lincoln County man missing since January 16, 2020 has been located at a family member’s residence in Charlotte and is safe.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Bank Robbery
Hickory Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a bank Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 11th).
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

LCSO Explorers Post 700 Awarded Top Spots In Competition
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Post 700 returned home with several top honors at a National competition in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Narcotics Surveillance Leads To Chase, Drug Arrests
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators conducting a surveillance Monday night (February 10) in an area where neighbors complained about illegal drug activity arrested two people on drug charges following a brief chase.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Reward Offered in Shooting/Attempted Murder
Gastonia Police are asking for the public’s help in a Shooting / Attempted Murder that happened outside a Gastonia church in January. A reward up to $2,500 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.
Monday, February 10, 2020

Conover Man Facing Child Sexual Assault Charges
A Catawba County man is facing child sexual assault charges involving a 14-year-old female.
Monday, February 10, 2020

Gastonia Police Seeking Help Finding Culprits
Was it a block party gone bad?  Gastonia Police have filed charges against five suspects and are searching for them and others involved in what was termed a 'melee' at the QuikTrip convenience store on West Franklin Blvd. last Sunday (Feb. 2nd).
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Second Suspect In January Murder
Hickory Police have announced the arrest of a second suspect in connection with an alleged murder in January.
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Homeowner Stops Home Invader, Holds Him For Deputies
A Lincoln County homeowner turned the tables on a home invader Thursday morning when he confronted the burglar, tackled him and held the man until deputies arrived on the scene on Philadelphia Church Road.
Friday, February 7, 2020

Catawba Home Invasion, Assault Investigation Continues
The arrest of a Newton man was reported to have been in connection with a burglary and assault in Catawba on Tuesday (Feb. 4th).  The Catawba County Sheriff's Office says that while he is a 'person of interest,' the charges against him now are not related to that incident.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Shots Fired Into Vehicle During Dispute Over Repair Costs
No one was injured Tuesday (Feb. 4) when shots were fired into an occupied vehicle during a dispute over cost to repair tires.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Domestic Trespassing Call Leads To Vehicle Chase, Crash
Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a domestic trespassing and damage to property call today (Feb. 5) around 1:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Found
A missing Lincoln County teenager has been returned home after being located in Burke County Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Detectives Investigating Theft Of Lawn Equipment From ELHS
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives investigating theft of more than $30,000 worth of lawn equipment from school property.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Young Gastonia Woman Charged In Double Fatality Accident
A young woman who had apparently been drinking ran off the road hitting two people on a sidewalk, then left the scene.  The double fatality accident happened early Sunday morning (Feb. 2nd).
Sunday, February 2, 2020

Search Continues For Runaway Teen & Missing Man
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing to search for a runaway teen and a missing man in unrelated cases.
Friday, January 31, 2020

Teacher Charged With Indecent Liberties With A Child
On January 28 the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office arrested A Kings Mountain teacher for one count of indecent liberties with a child. The investigation began after the victim’s parent located inappropriate messages on the Grinder and Snap Chat Apps on the child’s cell phone. 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Domestic Dispute Leaves LC Man With Stab Wound, Charges
A domestic dispute Tuesday night (January 21) left a Lincoln County man hospitalized with a stab wound and facing charges.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

LC Man Indicted On Additional Child Sex Charges
A Lincoln County man has been arrested again after being indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury on additional charges related to the April 2019 incident.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Second Suspect Sought In Hickory Murder
Hickory Police are searching for a second suspect in the murder of a Hickory man last Thursday (Jan. 23rd).
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Driver Killed In Tanker Wreck On Highway 16
The driver of a tanker truck that collided with another vehicle on Highway 16 near St. James Church Road Tuesday afternoon was killed and the highway was closed until early Wednesday morning.  It was one of two fatal accidents in our area Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Gaston County Commissioners Join 2nd Amendment Stampede
Gaston County Commissioners unanimously passed a Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution at their Tuesday evening (Jan. 28th) meeting, joining Lincoln and a host of other North Carolina counties.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Gasoline Tanker Rollover
The gasoline tanker rollover on Hwy 16/St James Church Road is still a very active incident, Hwy 16 is shut down from Hwy 150 to Hwy 73. UPDATE: Driver Killed in Tanker Wreck on Highway 16
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Man
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Denver, N.C. man who has been diagnosed with medical conditions and is supposed to take medication daily. He did not take his medication with him.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Hickory Man Charged With Murder
Hickory Police have arrested a suspect in a Thursday night murder.
Sunday, January 26, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Runaway Teen
Alexis Pack, 15, was last seen around 5 p.m. on January 23, 2020 after stating she was going to check the mail outside her home in the 200 block of Camelot Lane, Vale, NC.
Friday, January 24, 2020

Woman Charged With Larceny Of A Firearm
A woman, who lists her address as homeless in Catawba County, has been charged with stealing a firearm from her parent’s home in Lincoln County.
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hot Topic: Second Amendment Sanctuaries
Over a dozen North Carolina counties have now passed a Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution.  Rutherford and Cherokee were the first to do so.  Since then, Lincoln, Cleveland, Catawba, Alexander, Union, Cabarrus, Pamlico, Davidson, Wilkes, Stokes and Surry counties have passed such a measure.
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Strickland Jailed On Drug Charges--Again
A 29-year-old Lincolnton man has been arrested in Newton on drug charges.  It's nothing new for Joshua Shane Strickland.  He has more than a dozen pending cases in Catawba, Mecklenburg and Gaston counties--and a criminal record dating back a decade.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Man Sentenced To Prison Term On Drug Conviction
A Lincoln County man has been sentenced to a maximum of ten years in prison after pleading guilty in Lincoln County Superior Court Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Man Charged With Assault On A Juvenile By Strangulation
A Lincoln County man was arrested Tuesday (January 21, 2020) on a charge of assault by strangulation.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Missing Runaway Teen Located
Detective M. Lookadoo located the teen in Catawba County around noon today, Jan. 21.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Lincoln County Man Facing Child Sex Assault Charges
A Lincoln County man is facing child sexual assault charges in connection with a report filed in December 2019.
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Public's Help Needed In Locating Missing Juvenile
Kylie Felice Almstead, 16, was last seen at her home on Asbury Church Road on January 17, 2020.
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Catch Bandit
Gastonia Police are seeking the public's health in identifying the person who has been breaking into the Walgreen's on West Franklin Blvd.
Friday, January 17, 2020

Help Needed To Identify Vehicle Break-In Suspect
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects who broke into a vehicle on January 12, 2020.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Two People Facing Charges In Theft Of Firearm
Two people are facing charges in connection with the theft of a Smith and Wesson .357 pistol.
Monday, January 13, 2020

Dallas Woman Arrested On Probation Violations & Drug Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators assisted North Carolina Probation and Parole with the arrest of a Dallas, N.C. woman on January 9, 2020 as she arrived at a residence on Rhodes Rhyne Road, Lincolnton, N.C.
Monday, January 13, 2020

Gaston County 2nd Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2020
On Friday January 3 at 2:21 p.m. Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call from 100 block Thornburg Road in Dallas. The call was in reference to a possible rabid animal. A family dog killed a skunk.
Friday, January 10, 2020

WLHS Basketball Coach Charged With Assaulting A Fan
A West Lincoln High School basketball coach is facing misdemeanor charges after assaulting a fan following a basketball game Tuesday night.
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Gaston County 1st Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2020
On Friday January 2 at 4:16 p.m. Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call from 300 block of Armstrong Park Road Gastonia. The call was in reference to a possible rabid animal. A family dog killed a raccoon.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

LCSO Offers Safety Program For Area Churches
In light of recent incidents that have occurred at places of worship throughout the country the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office would like to offer the following tips to help maintain safety in Places of Worship.
Thursday, January 2, 2020

NC Silver Alert Issued For Missing Woman (Updated - Found)
The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued today (Dec. 31) a Silver Alert for Beth Rice Howard who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Dive Team Assists With Stolen Truck Found In Moss Lake
The 5-person team was called to assist on Friday afternoon (December 27, 2019) in connection with the sunken vehicle and unknown if it was occupied.
Monday, December 30, 2019

Christmas--A Time of Joy...And Sorrow
If you made it through Christmas, be thankful.  Some didn't.  Cherryville Police are investigating a fatal accident in which a pedestrian was apparently struck by a vehicle Wednesday night.  An Iron Station couple lost part of their home, their pet and more.  A Dallas man died in a fire that consumed his home shortly before Christmas.
Friday, December 27, 2019

Call Leads To Three Arrests Including Wanted Sex Offender
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance call on Swanson Road on December 22, 2019 which led to three arrests including a registered sex offender wanted for failure to report a change of address.
Monday, December 23, 2019

LCSO 2019 Officers Of The Year Awards Announced
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement officers of the year awards were presented Friday to a dedicated detention officer and a patrol Sergeant. Two new awards were also presented this year.
Friday, December 20, 2019

Belmont Woman Charged With Identity Theft
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Belmont woman with eight felony counts of identity theft.
Friday, December 20, 2019

Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Off Duty Motorcycle Accident
A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy died Sunday in an off duty motorcycle crash on Wilma Sigmon Road in Lincolnton.
Monday, December 16, 2019

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
























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