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Two People Charged In Theft Of Home Safe
Two people are facing charges in connection with a home break-in in the 5000 block of Helms End of Trail in Lincolnton.
Friday, July 3, 2020

Fourteen Charged With Drug Conspiracy In Federal Court
Eleven (11) of the defendants are Catawba County residents. Law enforcement agencies involved in this investigation included the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office; the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office; the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office; the Gaston County Police Department; and more from Western North Carolina and Georgia.
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Sheriff Beam Offers Tips For A Safe July 4th Weekend
With the July 4th weekend approaching Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday happy, enjoyable and safe for everyone.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Yacht Owner Is Sentenced To 35 Years
William Richard Hilliard, Jr., 51, a former resident of Cleveland County and Cherryville, N.C., currently residing in Gastonia, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for secretly recording nude videos of underage females aboard his yacht.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Update June 29, 2020
Here are the latest numbers on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monday, June 29, 2020

Lykins Promoted To Major
Major Lykins began his career at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in November 2004 as a patrol deputy.
Monday, June 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update
Here's the latest info on the COVID-19 pandemic in our area as North Carolina joins many other states in requiring face coverings when in public places.
Friday, June 26, 2020

NCSA Responds to Questions Involving Carrying A Concealed Weapon & Wearing A Covid-19 Mask
Questions have arisen about information circulating on social media regarding the ability of persons with a valid concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun while wearing a mask.
Friday, June 26, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Woman
Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a woman who has been missing for almost a week.
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Trio Of 20-Year-Olds Arrested After Shooting Incident
Three 20-year-olds from Hickory were in jail Wednesday morning in Catawba County after they were allegedly involved in a shooting incident in Conover.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Gastonia Police Asks Public To Help Locate Homicide Suspect
Chrishawn “Chuck” Deandre Jowers, 26, of Winston-Salem is charged with 1st Degree Murder, Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Lincoln County Man Arrested In Death Of Young Son
A Lincoln County man was arrested Friday, June 19, 2020 and charged in the death of his two-year-old son.  Deputies arrested Baron Gerod Charles Sr. 54, at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Suspect Killed In Catawba County Incident
A robbery suspect was shot and killed by a Deputy US Marshal in a standoff with law enforcement officers east of Maiden Thursday afternoon.  
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Missing Woman Located, Safe
A woman who had been missing since June 12, 2020  has been located and is safe.
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Suspicious Vehicle Leads To Brief Chase And Arrest
On June 17, 2020 around 4 a.m. a deputy patrolling in the Riverwalk Apartment Complex in Denver observed a suspicious vehicle traveling with the headlights out.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Woman
Family members say Ash may be in the company of an ex-boyfriend who lives in Hickory.  She is described as a white female, 5 feet – 2 inches tall and weighing around 125 pounds.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Search Continues For Hit & Run Driver
The Highway Patrol and Cleveland County law enforcement are still searching for suspects in a Friday evening hit and run fatal accident.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Wreck Results In Multiple Charges
A Belmont man wanted for multiple crimes in Cleveland County attempted to escape Gaston County officers last Wednesday morning (June 10th).  A two-county chase ended with a multi-vehicle collision in Lincolnton & the suspect was arrested.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Gastonia Man Charged In Lincoln County Assault
A Gastonia man has been charged in connection with an early morning stabbing incident in western Lincoln County.
Friday, June 12, 2020

LC Magistrates Getting New Annex For Week Nights & Weekends
The Lincoln County Magistrate’s Office has moved its week night and weekend operations to the Magistrate’s Annex in the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 700 John Howell Memorial Drive.
Friday, June 12, 2020

Runaway Teen Located In Lincolnton
Moss was located on June 9, 2020 at a residence on Cobb Street by Lincolnton Police.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Two-County Chase Ends In Wreck
A high-speed chase that began in Gaston County ended about 11:30 Wednesday morning in a multi-car wreck on E. Main Street just east of US321.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

One Dead, Two Charged
A Gastonia man is dead and two Shelby residents are charged in connection with a shooting Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Runaway Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen. Moss was last seen around 10 p.m. on June 1, 2020 when her mother dropped her off at a friend’s apartment on Story Woods Road, Lincolnton,
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

LPD Arrested Man For Attempted Murder
On June 7, 2020 at approximately 7:55 p.m. officers with the Lincolnton Police Department responded to Atrium Health in Lincolnton in reference to a gunshot wound. 
Monday, June 8, 2020

Illegal Gambling Machines Seized From Local Store
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators and State ALE agents raided a local convenience store Thursday, June 4, 2020, where they seized illegal gambling machines and cash.
Friday, June 5, 2020

GPS Leads To Stolen Vehicle And Suspect
A GPS tracking device led to the arrest of a Lincoln County man and the vehicle he is accused of stealing.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Gaston County 3rd Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2020
On Wednesday May 27, 2020 Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call in reference to a possible rabid raccoon which a family dog had fought.
Sunday, May 31, 2020

LC Sheriff's Office Offers Web-Based Reentry Resources
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office recently launched a new online resource for formerly incarcerated individuals and their families which offers a free, easy-to-use directory of local, regional and national resources that meet the needs of returning citizens.
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Man Survives Jumping From Bridge
A  man drove his car onto the bridge on Highway 73 near Cowans Ford Dam, parked it, and jumped into the Catawba River below.  Thanks to the work of rescuers, he survived.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Restaurant Owner Cited for Violation Of NC Governor's Order
On May 18, 2020 a citation was issued to Carroll Dean Mitchem for openly violating North Carolina Executive Order 138, issued on May 5, 2020 by Governor Roy Cooper pursuant to NCGS 166A-1.30.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Vale Restaurant To Reopen
Carrol Mitchem, chair of the Lincoln County Commissioners, has decided to openly defy Governor Roy Cooper's executive order and reopen the dining room of his restaurant, Mitchem's Kitchen, Monday morning (May 18th).

Monday, May 18, 2020

National Peace Officers Memorial Week
May 15, 2020 is National Peace Officer Memorial Day and a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Sergeant who was killed on August 26, 1973 was honored with a wreath placed at his grave site at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton.
Friday, May 15, 2020

Man Seriously Injured By Accidental Gunshot
A man was seriously injured when he accidently shot himself just before noon today. The 23-year-old man was holding a .44 caliber revolver when it accidently discharged striking the man in the left leg.
Thursday, May 14, 2020

The chairman of the board of directors of the Spencer Mountain Road VFD has been charged with taking money from the department while he was treasurer.
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Police Seek Help In Drive-By Shooting
Gastonia Police are asking for the public’s help with a drive-by shooting case that resulted in the death of a 24-year-old Gastonia man.
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Man Robs Denver Convenience Store With Machete
The clerk told officers the individual was wearing a gray hoodie, gray tennis shoes, gray pants, with a black hockey style mask.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Late Night Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrests
A routine traffic stop while on late night patrol led to the arrests of two Catawba County residents on drug charges.
Monday, May 11, 2020

Double Homicide
Hickory Police are investigating a double murder Sunday night (May 10th).
Monday, May 11, 2020

Lincolnton Man Charged With Selling Woman's Car
A Lincolnton man has been charged with selling a woman's car without her permission.
Friday, May 8, 2020

Evidence Leads To Suspected Drug House
Lincoln Sheriff’s Office Charlie District deputies developed evidence Thursday (May 7, 2020) reference an ongoing narcotics investigation and secured enough information to obtain a search warrant for a residence at 733 A.C. Sherrill Road, Denver, NC.
Friday, May 8, 2020

Newton Man Charged In Lincoln County Fraud Case
A Newton man has been charged with attempting to obtain credit cards in his ex-wife’s name
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Convicted Sex Offender Fails To Register In Two NC Counties
A convicted North Carolina sex offender has been charged with failing to register with two North Carolina Sheriff’s Offices where he has been living.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Gastonia Police are seeking help in finding a man who allegedly stole cash from the register at the Lucky 7 Food Mart on N. New Hope Rd. on Saturday (May 2nd).  UPDATE May 5, 2020: THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED, POLICE APPRECIATE THE HELP.
Monday, May 4, 2020

Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest, Seizure Of Drugs And Cash
A traffic stop in eastern Lincoln County on the night of April 30, 2020 led to the arrest of a Charlotte man on a number of drug charges.
Friday, May 1, 2020

Cooper Says Reopening Appears Likely In One Week
Governor Roy Cooper said at a briefing Thursday afternoon that he believes the state can begin the process of 'reopening' when the current stay-at-home order expires May 8th.  Meanwhile, the number of new known cases based on positive tests saw its biggest increase yet on Thursday.
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Two Charged With Obtaining Property By False Pretense
Two Crouse residents are facing charges in connection with taking money from someone under the pretense of purchasing an HVAC system to be installed in a residence.
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Victim Of "Pistol Whipping" Assault Arrested On Unrelated Charges
A Lincoln County man who was the victim of an assault on April 26, 2020 has been charged in an unrelated incident.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Disturbance Leads To Shots Fired, One Person Assaulted
On April 26, 2020 Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to physical disturbance at a residence in the 1100 block of Loomis Street.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Lincoln County Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
A Lincoln County man is facing child sexual assault charges in connection with an incident that occurred earlier this month.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Public Help Needed
Governor Roy Cooper has announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a brutal double homicide in Gastonia two years ago.  
Saturday, April 25, 2020

Nobody was injured, but the Catawba County Sheriff's Office responded to two shooting incidents this week--one Monday and one Tuesday.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Four Indicted For Conspiracy To Traffic Methamphetamine
The indictment charges Savannah LeeAnn Goins of Crouse,  Marlee Dare Griffith of Cherryville, Ryan Andrew Prescott of Lincolnton; and Joseph Michael Vassey of Enoree, S.C. A fifth co-conspirator, Dakota Reese Davis of Lincolnton pleaded guilty yesterday (April 22).
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Traffic Stop Leads To Fugitive From Justice Arrest
On April 19, 2020 Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched a domestic violence call that was on going in a vehicle traveling Highway 27 West near Rock Dam Road.
Monday, April 20, 2020

Tip From Community Leads To Drug Arrest
On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were notified by a concerned citizen about suspicious activity at an apartment on Keener Road east of Lincolnton.
Friday, April 10, 2020

Lincoln County Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
The investigation began when the Sheriff’s Office received a report on January 19, 2020 of inappropriate touching of a 7-year-old female who was known by the suspect.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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