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Child Seriously Injured When Struck By Car in Gastonia
Gastonia Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed a Monday accident that sent a one-year-old child to the hospital to come forward.  The driver of the vehicle that struck the child may have been impaired.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Four Arrested Following Traffic Stop & Search Warrant
Four people were arrested following a traffic stop and a search warrant executed on two residences on the Gastonia Highway.
Monday, September 21, 2020

Lincoln County Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
On September 12, 2020 the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office received information about a child who had been sexually assaulted by Donald Charles Curtis, 68, of Lenora Circle, Lincolnton.
Monday, September 21, 2020

News From Area Law Enforcement Agencies
Here's the latest news from area law enforcement agencies including the Highway Patrol, Hickory Police and Gastonia Police.
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Counterfeit Currency, Firearm Siezed
Dennis Roger Vandyke was charged with one felony count each of forgery of an instrument, possession of five or more counterfeit instruments, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a firearm by a felon.  He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.
Friday, September 18, 2020

Buckle Up Or Pay Up
Seat belt use is being targeted this month by the NCDOT and the Governor's Highway Safety Program.
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Stanley Man Arrested In Two Unrelated Break-In Incidents
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Stanley, N.C. man in connection with break-ins that occurred in May 2020 and July 2020.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Woman Charged With Breaking & Entering, Pawning Stolen Goods
A Denver woman has been charged with breaking into a building and stealing tools valued at approximately $1,000.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Heroin Traffickers Arrested In Multi-Agency Investigation
On Friday, September 11, 2020 investigators with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Group (SEG) seized 7.5 ounces of heroin during a traffic stop along Hwy 16 South in Catawba County; 6.5 pounds of marijuana was also seized during that encounter.
Monday, September 14, 2020

Denver Youth Charged With Setting Fire
A Denver youth faces charges that he set a car on fire in Gaston County in late August.  Christian Alexander Foster, 19, who lives on St. James Church Road, was charged with unlawful burning of personal property.
Sunday, September 13, 2020

Violence Keeps Officers Busy
An alleged stabbing murder in Gastonia and a shooting near Hickory have kept officers from Gaston & Catawba counties busy.
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Unlocked Vehicles Break-Ins; Two Firearms Stolen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a rash of break-ins to unlocked vehicles at homes west of Lincolnton to unlocked vehicles parked at residences on Rock Dam Road, Daniels Road, Guy Heavner Road, and Blossom Hill Road.
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Gastonia Police Asking Public's Help With 2015 Missing Persons Case
Gastonia Police are asking for the public’s help with a missing persons case from 2015. Rose Maria Patterson, 43, of Gastonia, was reported missing on September 2, 2015, after her son had not been able to make contact with her for a month.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

More Drug Arrests
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office has announced two more drug arrests.  Two Charlotte men were arrested after separate traffic stops on Interstate 85 near Kings Mountain.
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Eight Catawba Valley Residents Sentenced To Federal Prison
The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division partnered with 16 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in an investigation which has led to the conviction of 10 defendants on Friday, August 28, 2020 in federal court in Charlotte. Eight of these defendants resided in the Catawba Valley.
Saturday, August 29, 2020

Narcotics Surveillance Operation Leads To An Arrest
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers arrested one person while conducting a surveillance operation in western Lincoln County on August 26, 2020.
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Three People Arrested In Grab & Run Robbery
Three people were arrested after a grab and run robbery at the Quik Trip on NC Highway 73 in Denver Monday night, Aug. 24.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Deputies Released From Hospital, Deceased Suspect Identified
Two Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies injured Monday (August 24, 2020) by gunfire have been released from the hospital and the deceased suspect has been identified.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Quick Police Work Puts Two In Jail
Two suspects in a Friday (Aug. 21st) armed robbery were quickly apprehended by Hickory Police.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest
A traffic stop early today (August 24, 2020) led to the seizure of illegal drugs and the arrest of Maiden, N.C. man.
Monday, August 24, 2020

Deputies Injured While Serving Warrants; Suspect Killed
Two Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were injured today by gunfire while trying to serve warrants on an individual who was killed during the altercation.
Monday, August 24, 2020

Two Were Involved In 2016 Double Murders
Two of five men arrested in a double murder that happened in March 2016 were finally sentenced this week in Catawba County Superior Court.
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Lamkin Arrested On Charges From August 5 Shooting Incident
Paul Eric Lamkin, Jr. was arrested on August 17, 2020 by Gaston County Sheriff’s deputies when he was released from Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia.  He was transported to the Gaston-Lincoln County line where he was turned over to Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Speeding Leads To Traffic Stop And Theft Arrests
Two people were arrested Saturday night (August 15, 2020) shortly before midnight when they were spotted leaving the parking lot of the Walmart at 7131 NC 73 Highway in Denver at a high rate of speed.
Monday, August 17, 2020

Deaths Of Two Men Under Investigation From Catawba St. Fire
On Sunday August 16, 2020 at approximately 12:28 p.m. Lincolnton Police Officers responded to the 800 Block of East Catawba Street. The call was in reference to a male subject reporting his son had assaulted him and was threatening to kill him.
Monday, August 17, 2020

Shooting
A Gastonia man was jailed Saturday evening after he was arrested for shooting a woman with whom he lived.
Sunday, August 16, 2020

Second Suspect Arrested
A second suspect in a fatal shooting July 29th will have his first court appearance Monday after being arrested last week by Hickory Police.
Sunday, August 16, 2020

Charged With Stealing From Construction Site
An Iron Station man was arrested this week by Hickory Police after he allegedly stole items from a Hickory construction site on Startown Road.
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Help ID Driver Involved In Collision
Gastonia Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the driver of a car involved a three-vehicle accident that sent a Gastonia woman to the hospital with serious injuries.
Friday, August 14, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Man
On March 24, 2020 a family member reported that Christopher Allen Jernigan, 29, whose address is listed as homeless, had not made contact with them since March 6, 2020.
Friday, August 14, 2020

Lowell Man Charged In Internet Sex Crimes Investigation
Gaston County Police have arrested a 27-year-old Lowell man on charges related to a joint investigation involving Homeland Security.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Lenoir Man Arrested For Offenses From Years Ago
A Lenoir man has been charged with multiple sex offenses that are alleged to have happened years ago when he lived in Gaston County.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Suspect Charged In Robberies In Hickory & Taylorsville
A Claremont man is alleged to have robbed two convenience groceries on Friday (Aug. 7th).  After the second robbery, Catawba County officers spotted his vehicle and he was arrested.
Monday, August 10, 2020

Police Seeking Two More Suspects In Shootings
Hickory Police have arrested two men in connection with shooting incidents on July 29th and August 3rd and are seeking two other suspects in connection with the shootings.
Monday, August 10, 2020

CC Deputy Commended For Assisting In Boater Rescue
Catawba County Sheriff Don Brown commended Deputy Scott Sawyer for his actions involved in the rescuing of a distressed boater on lake Norman.
Sunday, August 9, 2020

Gaston County 4th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2020
On Thursday August 6, 2020 at 10:36 p.m. Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call from the 120 block of Hoyles Creek Road in Dallas. The call was reference to a possible rabid animal. A family dog killed a fox.
Sunday, August 9, 2020

Mother, Daughter Shot During Domestic Incident
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a domestic dispute where a mother and her daughter were shot.
Thursday, August 6, 2020

Seized Money Presented To Lincoln County Schools
Money seized in 55 narcotics operations was presented to Lincoln County Schools today, August 5, 2020.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Two Arrested On Child Sexual Assault Charges
Johnny Russell Corriher and Joey Jackson Kiker of Lincoln County were arrested on August 4, 2020 on several child sexual assault charges.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Detectives Investigating Break-In To ATM Machine
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted break-in to an ATM machine in western Lincoln County.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

GC Police Seek Suspect in Attempted Robbery/Shooting
The suspect is described as being a black male, approximately 5ft.-8in. to 6ft. tall, who portrayed himself as a female.  The suspect wore a wig with long, curly black hair with blond highlights and also wore make-up.
Friday, July 31, 2020

Lake Patrol Rescues Pennsylvania Couple From Lake Norman
On Thursday, July 30, 2020, while working Lake Patrol 1st Sgt. Richard Calhoun and Deputy John Issacks observed a woman in distress floating in the water and hanging on to the side of an unmanned jet ski.
Friday, July 31, 2020

Police, Sheriff's Office Investigating Shootings
Hickory Police and the Catawba County Sheriff's Office are investigating shootings that occurred earlier this week.
Friday, July 31, 2020

Sheriff Beam Attends Sheriff's Conference In Wake County
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam recently attended the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association 98th Annual Business Conference held in Wake County, North Carolina.
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Lincolnton Mother, Son Killed In SC
A Lincolnton woman and her son were killed Tuesday (July 28th) in an accident in Florence, SC.
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Wednesday Incident
Hickory Police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon shooting that left one man dead and another injured.
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Can You Identify?
Maiden Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two thieves.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

CrimeStoppers Tip Leads To Drug Arrest
A CrimeStoppers tip led to a surveillance operation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and the arrest of a Gastonia woman.
Monday, July 27, 2020

Second Degree Murder Suspect Arrested
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Johnny Ray Cook, 33, of Cherryville without incident early this morning, July 27, 2020, at a relative’s residence on Shoal Road.
Monday, July 27, 2020

Detectives Conducting Death Investigation
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found near a residence in the 1100 block of Howard’s Creek Mill Road and a Cherryville man has been charged in the death.
Sunday, July 26, 2020

Lincoln County Water Rescue Team Conducts Training Exercise
The Lincoln County Water Rescue Team spent the day Tuesday (July 21, 2020) battling the head waters of the Catawba River during a swift water training exercise.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Driver Killed In Truck Crash
A Lawndale man died in a single vehicle wreck on Highway 150 between Lincolnton and Crouse Tuesday morning.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Shooting Suspect Apprehended
Zachary Michael Patrick McGraw, aka “Ziplock McGraw”, was apprehended overnight in Rock Hill, S.C.  McGraw was wanted on outstanding Attempted 1st Degree Murder warrants.
Saturday, July 18, 2020

Shooting Incident
Gaston County Police are looking for a Belmont teen who is wanted in a shooting incident Thursday (July 16th).
Friday, July 17, 2020

Vandal Found Thanks To CrimeStoppers
A CrimeStoppers tip led Lincolnton Police to a 17-year-old who admitted being responsible for the vandalism to the North Poplar Street mural.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

LPD Needs Help To Identify Mural Vandalism Suspect
On Tuesday, July 14 at approximately 10:13 p.m. someone vandalized the “United We Stand” mural located on North Poplar Street beside First Federal Park by doing a tire burn out across the mural.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Worley Accepts Plea Bargain
Former Lincolnton High School principal Tony Worley accepted a plea bargain agreement and was sentenced to 10 - 21 months in prison on each of two felonies Tuesday (July 14th) in Lincoln County Superior Court.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Catawba County Arrests
Two men arrested by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office after violent incidents are scheduled for first court appearances on Monday (July 13th).
Monday, July 13, 2020

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Armed Robbery
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an early morning robbery at a business on North Business Highway 16 in Denver.
Friday, July 10, 2020

Gun Purchase Permit Requests Continue To Climb
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has received 1,268 requests for gun purchase permits through June 30, 2020 compared to 997 purchase permits issued during all of 2019.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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
























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