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Investigation Continuing In Accidental Shooting Incident
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing the investigation into an accidental shooting incident that occurred on March 20, 2019 at the Lake Norman Quarry.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Lincolnton Man Charged With Cruelty To Animals
A joint investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Lincoln County Animal Services has resulted in animal cruelty charges against a Lincolnton man.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

One Person Injured In Possible Unintentional Shooting
One person suffered a non life threatening gunshot wound to the leg while working on a crane tower at the Lake Norman Quarry.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Early Morning Carjacking
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an early morning carjacking on Sage Court, Denver.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Young Child Injured In Fall From Lawn Mower
An 8-year-old boy suffered severe injuries when he fell from a zero turn lawn mower Tuesday, March 19.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Man Charged With Making False Bomb Threat
A Gaston County man has been charged and arrested in connection with a false bomb threat against the business where he worked.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Wright, Deese Arrested Sunday
A Vale couple were arrested Sunday by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Deputy Assaulted While Serving Felony Warrants
On Friday, March 15, 2019, a detective with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was assaulted while attempting to serve felony arrest warrants for two individuals in western Lincoln County.
Sunday, March 17, 2019

No Charges
The North Carolina Highway Patrol released its findings Tuesday (March 12th) in the investigation of a fatal accident February 13th involving a Catawba County Sheriff's Office vehicle.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

SC Man Charged With Drug Trafficking
A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigation in western Lincoln County led to the seizure of 478 grams of methamphetamine and the arrest of a South Carolina man.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Vehicle Chase Ends With Driver Facing Traffic & Drug Charges
On Saturday, March 9, 2019 deputies observed a suspicious vehicle in the Walmart parking lot at 7131 NC 73 Hwy moving from parking space to parking space.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Another Armed Robbery In Hickory
The rash of armed robberies that began last September continued Thursday night in Hickory.  At least seven armed robberies that have occurred since early September remain unresolved so far.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Four Hickory Police Officers Sworn-In
Richard J. Reeves of Valdese, Casey L. Willis of Newton, Adam L. Curtis of Drexel and Jaleel D. Smith of Greenville, S.C. were sworn in on March 6 as new officers for the Hickory Police Department.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Two Lincoln County Men Facing Drug Charges
Matthew Blaine Helms of Maiden and Christopher Oneil Smith of Lincolnton are facing drug charges in unrelated incidents.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Charlotte Man Arrested In Georgia On Lincoln County Charges
The arrest came after an investigation into fraudulent credit card use from a local Denver trucking company where several thousand dollars’ worth of goods and services were illegally obtained.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Two Women Arrested For Assaulting Handicapped Man
The charges came after an investigation into an incident that occurred on February 28, 2019 at a group home the man was living at near the 1700 block of Riverview Road in Lincolnton.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Man Arrested For Common Law Robbery & Assault
A Shelby man has been arrested in connection with the assault and robbery of a Johnstown Road woman.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Man Faces Attempted Murder, Arson & Kidnapping Charges
A Claremont man for whom an involuntary commitment order was issued by a Catawba County Magistrate on Saturday now faces multiple charges after an early Sunday morning incident.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Retired Lincoln County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Dies At 65
On February 28, 2019 retired Lincoln County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Larry Wade Stanley, Sr., 65, of Guy Heavner Road, Lincolnton, NC passed away.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Couple Being Sought For Using Stolen Card
The Maiden Police Department is looking for a couple who allegedly used a stolen debit card to purchase gas earlier this week.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Couple Arrested After Assault, Stealing Van
Billy Joe Franklin and Jessica Mae Nations are now in jail after the couple were allegedly involved in an assault and theft at the Corner Market at 1118 Confederate Road, Lincolnton, Wednesday morning.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Convenience Store Owner Assaulted, Vehicle Stolen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an assault and theft at the Corner Market at 1118 Confederate Road, Lincolnton, NC. The suspect and a female passenger fled in the owner’s 2001 gold in color Honda Odyssey with NC license plate number WRS1696.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Sheriff's Deputies End Maiden Police Chase With Stop Sticks
A vehicle chase that began near Maiden around 1 a.m. on February 26, 2019 ended in Lincoln County when sheriff’s deputies’ deployed stop sticks to bring the vehicle to a halt.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Man Who Escaped From Sheriff's Patrol Car Apprehended
A handcuffed man who escaped from a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office patrol car Sunday night has been apprehended.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Man Escapes From Sheriff's Deputy Patrol Car In Handcuffs
A Denver, N.C. man eluded deputies Sunday night (February 17, 2019) after he managed to escape from a patrol car in handcuffs and flee into the nearby neighborhood.
Monday, February 18, 2019

Iron Station Man Charged In Shooting Incident
An Iron Station man has been charged in connection with a shooting incident where shots were fired into an occupied vehicle late Saturday night (February 16, 2019).
Monday, February 18, 2019

Missing Lincoln County Woman Located
Brianna Allen Frady who was last seen at North Lincoln High School on February 15, 2019 was located this morning near the Food Lion in Denver, N.C.  She has been returned home and is safe.
Saturday, February 16, 2019

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


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