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Murder
A young Shelby man has been charged with murder in a death of a young Cherryville man in Gastonia on Sunday (Nov. 17th).
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Identify Robbery Suspects
On Sunday night, November 17, at approximately 9:02 p.m. the Lincolnton Police Department Patrol Division responded to an armed robbery call at the OM Market located at 851 South Laurel Street in Lincolnton. 
Monday, November 18, 2019

Hickory Police Asking For Public Help In Finding Suspect
Hickory Police say a reward is now being offered for helping them locate a man wanted on multiple charges.
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Suspect Sought In Animal Cruelty Case
Gaston County Police are investigating a case of cruelty to an animal in which a man threw a caged bunny into Rankin Lake.
Saturday, November 16, 2019

New Hickory Police Officers
The City of Hickory has five new police officers.  They were sworn in at a ceremony on Friday (Nov. 15th).
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Sheriff's Office Partners With Local Toys For Tots
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots program in Lincoln County to identify needy children this holiday season.
Thursday, November 14, 2019

CBD Oils Stolen In Eastern Lincoln County Break-In
On November 12, 2019 around 11 p.m. deputies were dispatched to Alternative Health at 4359 N NC 16 Business Hwy where a burglar alarm involving glass breakage was reported.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

City Council Approves Exterior Colors For Police Department
The architect submitted four different renderings of possible exterior colors. The Council selected the first option of red, gray and brown. Also, Lt. Robert “Tony” Hallman was honored on his upcoming retirement.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Dallas Teen Charged With Sex Offense
A young Dallas man has been charged with a sex offense involving a child.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Man Killed After Threatening Officers With Gun
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says an officer involved shooting incident that left a man dead Friday evening.
Friday, November 8, 2019

Sheriff's Deputies Wearing Updated Uniforms & Vests
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are wearing updated uniforms and new bullet proof vests that allow the officers to be more mobile and comfortable.
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Attempted Suicide In County Jail
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted suicide in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center Tuesday night. (November 5, 2019)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Former Teacher/Coach Admits To Having Sex With Students
A former teacher and coach at Fred T. Foard High School will serve a prison sentence of 32 to 58 months for having sexual relations with two female students.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

8th Case Of Rabies This Year In Catawba County
Another case of rabies has been confirmed in Catawba County--the 8th this year.  Fortunately, the dogs that encountered a rabid skunk had their rabies shots, so they only needed a booster.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Detectives Charge Lincolnton Man With Four Break-Ins
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Lincolnton man with four felony break-ins including three at the same location.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Lincoln County Man Stabbed, Suspect Arrested
A Lincoln County man remains hospitalized and another man is in jail following a stabbing incident on Saturday night, November 2.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Registered Sex Offender Arrested; Failure Report Address Change
A registered sex offender who failed to report a change of address was taken into custody Thursday night, October 31.
Friday, November 1, 2019

Local, State & Federal Investigation Leads To Drug Arrests
During the last six months a collaborative investigative effort into the distribution of cocaine, heroin and marijuana centered around the local area led to the arrests.
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Seventh Rabies Case Of 2019 Confirmed In Catawba County
Catawba County Animal Services has confirmed the county’s seventh rabies case of 2019 following an incident in Maiden. Previous cases reported to the county this year occurred in Claremont, Hickory, Maiden and Newton.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Deputies Searching For Registered Sex Offender
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a registered sex offender who failed to report a change of address.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

First Of Ten Indicted By Grand Jury Arrested
The Lincoln County Grand Jury handed down drug indictments on ten people at their October 28, 2019 session.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Attempt To Elude Traffic Stop Leads To Fugitive Arrest & Drug Charges
An attempt to flee a traffic stop has landed two men in jail, one as a Fugitive from Justice and both on drug charges.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Deputies Arrest Statesville Man Wanted In Break-In
Robinette is charged with one felony count each of breaking and entering a building, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, 2nd degree burglary of an unoccupied building, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. He was also charged with misdemeanor resist, delay and obstruct a public officer and possession of a controlled substance on jail grounds.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

One Dog, Truck Still Missing
An Alabama couple says one of their two dogs and their truck, which they reported stolen two weeks ago, are still missing.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Man Wanted In Connection With A Residential Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are still searching for an Iredell County man who broke into a residence in the 900 block of McRee Road early Sunday morning.
Monday, October 28, 2019

Man Arrested During Burglary In Progress
A Hickory man was arrested Friday (October 25, 2019) inside an Iron Station man’s outbuilding.
Monday, October 28, 2019

Missing Teen Located In Gastonia
Detective J. Allen located Trystin Allen Akers, 17, who was reported missing on October 21, 2019, at a motel in Gastonia. He has been reunited with his family.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Fenner Pleads Guilty, Gets Life Sentence
After spending nearly two weeks trying to select a jury from Catawba County, the trial of accused cop killer Irving Fenner ended with a guilty plea Tuesday (Oct. 22nd).  Fenner was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Trystin Allen Akers, 17, was reported missing on October 21, 2019.  He was last seen leaving his residence at 3524 Toth Lane, Lincolnton, NC at approximately 4 p.m. on October 15, 2019 in a black four door Honda sedan.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Iron Station Man Facing Another Break-In Charge
An Iron Station man, arrested on October 10, 2019 in connection with break-ins to trailers and vending machines, has been charged with another vending machine break-in.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Black Facing Number Of Charges In Residential Break-Ins
Matthew Hugh Black, 38, of Confederate Road, Lincolnton, NC was arrested on October 12, 2019 and again on October 18, 2019 on the charges.
Monday, October 21, 2019

Traffic Stop For Burned Out Tag Light Leads To Drug Arrests
On October 17, 2019 around 1 a.m. Deputy D. Hendrix was stationary in his patrol car at the intersection of NC Hwy 18 and NC 27 West Highway observing traffic when he observed a vehicle with the license plate light burned out.
Friday, October 18, 2019

Man Charged With Breaking & Entering Unoccupied Dwelling
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies charged a 47-year-old man with breaking into an unoccupied dwelling.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Missing Lincoln County Man Located In Buncombe County
Asheville Police located Kermit Perkins, 78, of Saunders Street, Lincolnton, NC and contacted local authorities.  The family was notified and a family member went to Asheville and picked up Mr. Perkins.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Gaston Police Seek Suspect For Felony Assault
On October 16, 2019, officers with the Gaston County Police Department investigated a reported kidnapping and domestic assault.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Man
Kermit Perkins, 78, of Lincolnton, NC was last seen at 2:30 p.m. today, October 16, 2019.  Perkins was driving a 2005 Dodge Dakota, gray in color with North Carolina license plate DMX7071.  He was pulling a boat trailer with a bass boat on it with boat registration of CL49560.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Man Stabbed, Charged With Assault On A Female
An altercation between a couple as they rode in a car left the man with a stab wound and the female being assaulted.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Detectives Investigating Death Of Man Found In His Residence
Deputies were dispatched to 7119 Doyle Beam Memorial Drive on October 14, 2019 reference a welfare check called in by a neighbor.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Double Murder In Conover
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has charged a Conover man with two counts of murder after two people were shot to death late Sunday night.
Monday, October 14, 2019

Missing Juvenile Returns Home
Allissann Marie Quates, 16, returned to her residence around 7:30 p.m. on October 11, 2019 and has been removed from NCIC as a missing juvenile.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old female.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Probation Search Leads To Drug Arrest
The search of a residence occupied by a man on probation led to an arrest on drug charges and probation violation.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Iron Station Man Arrested For Number Of Break-Ins
An Iron Station man has been arrested in connection with a number of break-ins to trailers and vending machines.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Judge Gives Moore Lengthy Sentence
A Maiden man got a lengthy prison sentence this week after pleading guilty to charges related to molesting a child.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Altercation Over Two Dogs Fighting
One man was injured and another man arrested following an altercation over their pets fighting.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Deputies Arrest Loomis Street Man During Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Loomis Street, Lincolnton, N.C. man as he attempted to break into homes and a vehicle on Salem Church Road.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

LPD Investigating Cell Phone Larceny
On Monday October 7 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Lincolnton Police Officers were dispatched to Sea Wireless in reference to a Felony Larceny.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Two People Charged In Connection With Theft Of A Vehicle
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies have charged two people in connection with the theft of a vehicle.
Monday, October 7, 2019

City's One Stop Voting Change Garners Most Discussion
At the October Lincolnton City Council Meeting, the Lincoln County Board of Elections (BoE) change to the City’s One Stop voting change dominated the Discussion.
Friday, October 4, 2019

Raleigh Man Given Lengthy Prison Term
A Raleigh man has been sentenced to a lengthy prison term in the North Carolina Department of Corrections after a Lincoln County jury found him guilty on a number of charges from an incident that occurred at 2645 Painter Lane, Lincolnton, NC on May 6, 2017.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Fire At Balls Creek Called "Suspicious"
A Sunday evening (Sep. 29th) fire that destroyed some 40 'tents' at Balls Creek Campground on Buffalo Shoals Road is being called "suspicious."
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Raccoon Tests Positive For 12th Rabies Case In Gaston County
On Sunday September 29 Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received a call from Sugar Lane in Gastonia in reference to a possible rabid animal. A family cat fought with a raccoon which was killed during the incident.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Lafferty Apprehended In Carteret County
After being tracked by GPS for over 12 hours across the state of North Carolina John O. Lafferty Jr. was apprehended in Carteret County Monday night by the bail bondsman who had gone part of his bond.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Lafferty Fails To Make Court Appearance
Law enforcement officers are searching for former Lincolnton attorney John O. Lafferty Jr. after he failed to show up for court Monday, Sept. 30.
Monday, September 30, 2019

Rabies Update
A dog that killed a rabid skunk is still being sought in Gaston County as selected veterninarians offer reduced price rabies shots over the next couple of weeks.
Sunday, September 29, 2019

Two People Arrested Following Violent Assault
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged two people following a violent assault on a man last night.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Lincoln County Land Search Team Finds Woman Lost in Woods
The Lincoln County Land Search Team along with Sheriff’s deputies, Lincolnton Fire and Lincoln County EMS located a woman who reportedly was injured and lost in a wooded area.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Missing Woman's Body Found
The body of a missing woman has been found and a Lincolnton man has been charged with her murder.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Lafferty Charged With Felony Embezzlement
Former Lincolnton attorney John O. Lafferty, Jr. has been charged with Embezzlement in Excess of $100,000--a Class C felony.  He will have a first appearance in Superior Court on Monday.
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Woman
Lincoln County Sheriff's Detective Justin Link is asking for the public's help in locating a missing Lincoln County woman.
Thursday, September 26, 2019

11 Confirmed Rabies Cases Now In Gaston County
On Monday September 23 Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received a call from 1100 block of Sandy Ford Road, Mount Holly, NC in reference to two family dogs who had fought with a skunk. The skunk was killed during this incident.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Dog--Possibly Infected With Rabies--Being Sought
Gaston County Animal Control says the county confirmed its 10th case of rabies in a wild animal this week.  This time, the story also includes a warning to avoid not only wild animals--but a stray dog that may be infected.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Domestic Incident Leaves Man Injured
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a physical domestic incident at 11 p.m. on September 19 where a man was injured.
Friday, September 20, 2019

Man Shoots Through Door, Just Misses Deputies
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies escaped injury when a man shot through the door of his home as the officers knocked on the door Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Missing Teen Located In Forsyth County, NC
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Lookadoo with help from the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office located the teen last night in Lewisville, N.C.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Open House For Sheriff's Office, EMS & Animal Services
This is a reminder that the Open House for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County EMS, and Lincoln County Animal Services will be held on Saturday, September 21.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Vehicle Break-Ins During Maiden Football Game Investigated
Maiden Police officers are investigating three forcible vehicle Breaking & Entering’s that occurred during the Maiden High School football game against St. Stephens Friday night, Sept. 13, in the parking areas at Maiden High School.
Monday, September 16, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Lindsey Rose Monteleone, 17, was reported missing Sunday night (September 15, 2019) after she did not return to her Asbury Church Road home from work at Papa John’s Pizza in Denver, N.C.
Monday, September 16, 2019

Missing Lincoln County Teen Located In South Carolina
A missing Lincoln County teen was located Friday night (September 13) in Greenville, South Carolina.
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Lincolnton Woman Charged With Belmont Robbery & Kidnapping
A Lincolnton woman has been charged in connection with a robbery and kidnapping that occurred in Belmont Monday night of two Belmont Abbey College baseball players.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Family members say 16-year-old Selena Rodriguez left the residence around 10 p.m. on September 5, 2019.  They say a vehicle was heard outside the home and believe she was picked up by the vehicle but were unable to provide a color or make of vehicle.
Monday, September 9, 2019

Sheriff's Deputies Charge Man With Assaulting A Female
Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Kellom Lane on September 8, 2019 to investigate a possible sexual assault.
Monday, September 9, 2019

Registered Sex Offender Facing Sexual Assault Charge
A Lincoln County man is facing sexual assault charges in connection with an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of September 8, 2019.
Monday, September 9, 2019

Lincoln County Water Rescue Team Moving To Outer Banks
The Lincoln County Water Rescue Team is moving to the Outer Banks to assist with rescue efforts due to Hurricane Dorian. The team was originally dispatched to Plymouth, N.C. then transferred to Washington, N.C. where they awaited assignment.
Friday, September 6, 2019

Another Rabies Case
A family pet had to be euthanized after it fought with a rabid skunk.  It was the 7th confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this year.
Friday, September 6, 2019

LC Water Rescue Team Deployed For Hurricane Dorian
The team was dispatched Tuesday afternoon to Plymouth, N.C. which will be the staging area until they receive additional orders from the North Carolina Emergency Operations Center or if Hurricane Dorian impacts the area around Plymouth.
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Missing Man Found
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives say a man reported missing Monday evening (Sep. 2nd) has been found and is safe.
Monday, September 2, 2019

Dallas Fatality Still Being Investigated
A Dallas man was struck & killed on the Dallas-Stanley Highway near his home Friday evening.
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Two More Rabies Cases In Gaston County
Gaston County has recorded its 5th and 6th confirmed rabies cases of 2019. 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Two Arrested After Chase West Of Lincolnton-UPDATED
Two suspects were arrested Sunday (Aug. 25th) after a stolen vehicle wrecked on George Brown Road off Highway 182.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

UPDATE: LPD Needs Public's Help To Locate Two Runaway Juveniles
UPDATE: Jennifer Marie Black, 16,  and Josiah David Coffey, 17, were located Tuesday morning in Kansas. Both individuals are safe and their parents are making arrangements to pick them up.The Lincolnton Police Department appreciates the public’s assistance in locating the two runaway juveniles.
Monday, August 26, 2019

Disarmed Grenade Found In Box At Home
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a call Sunday night in the 200 block of Car Farm Road where a grenade was discovered in the basement of a home.
Monday, August 26, 2019

Memorial Held To Honor Slain Officer
A special memorial service was held on the Courtsquare Sunday afternoon to honor and remember Sgt. John Howell, the only Lincoln County law enforcement officer ever killed in the line of duty.
Monday, August 26, 2019

Somerset's Family Asks: "Will Justice Be Done?"
Sunday was a day for memorials.  In Bessemer City, the family of Gary Lee Somerset marked the second anniversary of his murder in southern Lincoln County on August 25th, 2017.
Monday, August 26, 2019


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