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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

Armed Robberies Continue In Catawba County
The recent proliferation of armed robberies in Catawba County continued last week.  Hickory Police and the Catawba County Sheriff's Office are asking for public help in trying to identify the suspect or suspects.
Sunday, November 18, 2018

Public's Help Needed To Identify Theft Suspect
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person believed to be responsible for the theft of a pressure washer from the garage of a Waterview Trail, Denver, NC residence.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Know This Suspect?
Hickory Police and the Catawba County Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect in four armed robberies that have occurred in Catawba County since early September.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Amber Alert Cancelled; Child Found, Suspect Arrested
A three-year-old Gastonia child for whom an Amber Alert was issued early Sunday morning has been found; she is safe and has been returned home.  The man who allegedly abducted her is now in custody.
Sunday, November 11, 2018

UPDATE: Abducted Gastonia Child Found; Suspect Arrested
The Gastonia Police Department has issued an AMBER ALERT for an abducted child.  Three-year-old Destiny Boykins was last seen Saturday (Nov. 10th).  An AMBER ALERT was issued early Sunday morning (Nov. 11th) for a suspected vehicle: a brown 2015 Nissan Altima #DBL4139 (NC)
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Detectives Investigating Suspicious Phone Call
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a suspicious phone call made to the Mini Academy Day Care on Unity Church Road on November 6, 2018.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Woman Arrested On Counterfeit Money Charge
A Charlotte, N.C. woman arrested at a business in Denver was also wanted on nine outstanding warrants in Mecklenburg County.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Officers Seeking Suspects
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office and Hickory Police are working to find suspects in three armed robbery attempts.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

County 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.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Funeral Tuesday For Dallas Police Officer Travis Wells
Funeral services will be held Tuesday (Nov. 6th) at 2 PM at the First Assembly of God, 777 S. Myrtle School Road in Gastonia, for Travis Lee Wells, the Dallas police officer killed in an accident Thursday morning (Nov. 1st).
Sunday, November 4, 2018

Dallas Officer Dies In Wreck
A Dallas police officer died in an accident on the Dallas-Bessemer City Highway about 10 AM Thursday morning.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Arrest Made In 2017 Vehicle Break-Ins At Boat Access
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Charlotte man in connection with two vehicle break-ins that occurred at a boating access area in June of 2017.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Cleveland, Ohio Man Charged With Lincoln County Thefts
A Cleveland, Ohio man has been arrested on theft charges and returned to Lincoln County, N.C. to stand trial. He is accused of stealing landscaping equipment from a Denver, N.C. business two years ago.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Registered Sex Offender Charged With Child Sexual Assault
Kevin Dale Gray, 47, of Lincolnton, N.C. was charged with felony indecent liberties with a child and misdemeanor probation violation on October 27.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Marijuana Grow Operation Found In Western Lincoln County
A traffic stop shortly after midnight on October 23, 2018 led deputies to a residence where a marijuana grow operation was located.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Traffic Stop Drug Arrest; Seizure Of Cash & Firearms
Steven Daniel Harrison was charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm, a stolen firearm, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling/vehicle for a controlled substance. Nicole Danielle Hester was charged with driving while license revoked.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018


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