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Victim of Monday Morning Wreck Identified
The victim of a single vehicle accident Monday morning (Sept. 13th) on Interstate 85 near McAdenville has been identified as a 64-year-old Arden, NC, man.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Man Stabbed To Death, Domestic Partner Charged
Gaston County Police have made an arrest in a Tuesday evening stabbing.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Murder Charge In Death Of 14-Year-Old
Gastonia Police have charged a 19-year-old from Shelby, Santonio Azanier Eskridge, with second degree murder in the shooting death of a Gastonia girl, 14-year-old Nivia Danner on Tuesday (Sept. 14th).
Thursday, September 16, 2021

LCSO Police Academy Week Three
On Monday, September 13, 2021, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about crime scene processing during their third week of the program.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Gaston County Police Search For Man Reported Missing
On September 3, 2021 Jody Wayne Ledford, age 51, of the 1200 block of Mayberry Rd. Dallas, NC was reported missing by family members.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

One Seriously Injured At Betty Ross Park
Lincolnton Police are seeking help from the public as they continue to investigate a Friday (Sept. 10th) incident at Betty Ross Park.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Cause Of Fatal Crash Unknown
One person died in a single vehicle accident between exits 22 and 23 on Interstate 85 Monday morning (Sept. 13th).  The Highway Patrol hasn't yet been able to identify the victim.
Monday, September 13, 2021

Arrested After Hiding In Convenience Store Ceiling
A Lincolnton man was arrested today (September 13, 2021) after hiding from officers in the ceiling of a Denver convenience store.
Monday, September 13, 2021

Missing Girl
Detectives from the Gastonia Police Department are asking the public for help in locating a missing 16-year-old girl.
Monday, September 13, 2021

Stolen Motorcycle Recovered; Suspect Arrested After Foot Chase
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies recovered a motorcycle stolen from Catawba County and arrested the person operating it after a foot chase.
Friday, September 10, 2021

Detectives Investigating Truck Theft From A Denver Residence
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of a truck from a residence in the 5100 block of Turtle Creek Drive in Denver.
Thursday, September 9, 2021

"Project Lifesaver" Training
Eighteen Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies and a South Fork firefighter completed certification training on Project Lifesaver this past weekend.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

LCSO Police Academy Week Two
In week two of the 12-week program, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about controlled substances and narcotics investigations.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
On September 2, 2021 around 9 p.m. officers with the Lincolnton Police Department responded to an address in reference to a missing 14-year-old girl.
Friday, September 3, 2021

Inmates Receive Covid-19 Vaccines
A group of inmates in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center were administered the Covid-19 vaccine on August 31, 2021.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

LCSO Citizen's Police Academy Gets Underway
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Police Academy got underway on August 30, 2021 with the first night of the 12-week program.  Thirty-one participants were accepted into the program.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Argument at Party City Ends in Hit & Run Fatality
Hickory Police have charged a 20-year-old Maiden man, Austin Wayne Edmonson, of 5021 Raintree Lane, with murder after an incident on Saturday.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Child Porn Charges Filed After Investigation
A young Gastonia man who reported an alleged fraud got himself arrested by police on child porn charges last week.
Monday, August 30, 2021

Missing Lincoln County Teen Located
Johnathan Keith Merchant, who turns 18-years-old today, has been in contact with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective D. Snellings and is safe. 
Friday, August 27, 2021

John Hugh Howell Memorial Service
A memorial service was held on the Courtsquare Thursday (Aug. 26th) on the anniversary of the death of the only Lincoln County law enforcement officer ever shot and killed in the line of duty.
Friday, August 27, 2021

LCSO Charlie District Office Moving To Temporary Location
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Charlie District Office will move to a temporary location effective September 1, 2021.
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Johnathan Keith Merchant was last seen by his mother on August 13, 2021 when she dropped him off at a friend’s residence for a week-long trip to the beach.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Gaston County's 5th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2021
On Wednesday, August 19, 2021 at 1:13pm, Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement answered a call for service in the 400 Block of Woodlawn Ave., Gastonia. The caller advised a dog, which had been brought to the residence as a stray, attacked and killed a raccoon in the backyard of the property.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Memorial Service To Honor Fallen Sheriff's Deputy Aug. 26
Memorial Service for Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy, John Hugh Howell II,  Who died in the line of duty in 1973 will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday, August 26, on the east side of the Lincoln County Courthouse.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Theft Of Travel Trailer
Deputies were dispatched to the Riverwalk Apartments storage lot on August 19 reference the trailer being stolen.  The owner told deputies the camper was last known secure on August 18, 2021.
Friday, August 20, 2021

Suspect Arrested For Armed Bank Robbery In Gastonia
Detectives from the Gastonia Police Department (GPD) have charged Franklin Earl Lawrence Jr., age 48, of Gastonia, with armed robbery-related offenses for the robbery of a BB&T bank that occurred this morning in Gastonia.
Thursday, August 19, 2021

School Traffic Volume Increases With Return Of Full-Time Schedules
Students attending Lincoln County Schools will be returning to the classroom next week to a full-time, 5-days a week schedule. With this comes an increase in overall school traffic in the mornings and afternoons. 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Missing Lincoln County Man Located
A Lincoln County man reported missing on August 13, 2021 has been located and is safe.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Sheriff's Detectives Locate Missing Juvenile
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives located a runaway juvenile who was reported missing on August 16, 2021.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Help Needed To Locate Stanley Runaway Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway juvenile.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

High Speed Chase Ends In Fatality
A Charlotte man made a decision to flee police and it cost him his life early Monday morning (Aug. 16th).
Monday, August 16, 2021

Lincoln County Man Facing Arson Charge
A Lincoln County man has been charged with setting a house on fire east of Lincolnton.
Monday, August 16, 2021

Guilty
Two Hickory men were sentenced to at least 60 years in prison following a guilty plea to three murder charges in Catawba County Superior Court on Thursday (Aug. 12th).  Both Greydon Keith Hansen and Dontray Tyrell Cumberlander were 23 years old when they killed three people outside a Hickory bar in April 2017.
Thursday, August 12, 2021

West Lincoln Woman Arrested On Drug Charges
A western Lincoln County woman was arrested August 10, 2021 in connection with a drug investigation that began in October of 2020.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Stabbing Death Investigation Underway In Lincolnton
On August 8, 2021 at approximately 6:32 p.m., officers with the Lincolnton Police Department responded to the 800 Block of East Lincoln Street in reference to a stabbing.
Monday, August 9, 2021

Gastonia Man Arrested On Drug Charges
A traffic stop in the 700 block of Highway 27 west of Lincolnton led to the arrest of a Gastonia man on illegal drug charges.
Monday, August 9, 2021

Denver Man Facing Drug Charges In Two Counties
A combined investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic’s Unit and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has led to a number of drug charges on a Denver man.
Monday, August 9, 2021

Father Killed by Child
Gastonia Police are still investigating, but initially, it appears the shooting death of a Gastonia man by his two-year-old child was a tragic accident--and a terrible reminder to other gun owners to secure their weapons.  
Monday, August 9, 2021

Missing Man Found, Silver Alert Cancelled
Charles Rickey Carringer, 56, who had walked off from the facility and was located on railroad tracks about five miles from the Lakewood Care Center this afternoon.
Sunday, August 8, 2021

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Man
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Lakewood Care Center at 7981 Optimist Club Rd., Denver, NC in reference to a missing persons report at 9:12 p.m. on August 7, 2021.
Sunday, August 8, 2021

Vale Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Kidnapping
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Vale man with the sexual assault and kidnapping of a 36-year-old white female.
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Erin Long Files Notice of Intent To Run For LC Sheriff
Erin Long, a 26-year law enforcement veteran, current Patrol Captain of Bessemer City Police Department and former Lieutenant of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office, has announced her intent to run for Sheriff and return to Lincoln County with a “New Vision, New Direction.”
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Stolen Vehicle
The Dallas Police Dept. is searching for two young men, one of whom is wanted for the theft of a vehicle from a Dallas residence Monday night (August 2nd).
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

LC Sheriff's Office Announces New Smartphone App
This app will serve as a new way for the sheriff’s office to connect with Lincoln County residents and visitors, providing information quickly and efficiently to anyone with a smartphone.
Monday, August 2, 2021

One 18-Year-Old Charged In Death Of Another
Hickory Police have charged a Hickory man in a fatal hit and run early Saturday morning.
Saturday, July 31, 2021

LPD Needs Help To Locate Missing Teen
The Lincolnton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a runaway teen.
Friday, July 30, 2021

Runaway Teen Has Been Located
Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives say a runaway teen has been located.
Friday, July 30, 2021

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Runaway Teen
Abbie Elizabeth Yates, 14, of Lincolnton apparently left her sister's residence sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on July 29, 2021.  Family members believe she may be in the company of a 24-year-old male, whom she knows, and may possibly be in the Hickory area.
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Former Lincoln County Man Extradited From Florida
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies extradited a former Lincoln County man from Florida on child sexual assault charges.
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Second Driver Charged in Street Racing Fatality
The second driver who allegedly engaged in a street racing incident that led to a crash that killed a six-year-old Kings Mtn. boy on Saturday night June 26th has now been charged.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Public Assistance Needed In Locating Missing Catawba County Man
Anthony John Jaworsky, 29, was last seen by his family in the Conover area of Catawba County on July 13, 2021. He has connections in Caldwell and Burke counties.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Grand Jury Indicts Ten People On Drug Charges
On July 26, 2021, the Lincoln County Grand Jury indicted ten people on a number of drug charges. The names of the individuals indicted by the Grand Jury will be released as they are arrested.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Three Arrested in Murder
Gastonia Police have announced the arrest of three suspects in an alleged home invastion and murder.
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Charlotte Man Arrested for Identity Theft
A Charlotte man has been charged with using another man’s financial card to rack up thousands of dollars’ worth of fraudulent charges to his bank account.
Thursday, July 22, 2021

New Patrol Boat Launched Tuesday
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office held the Official Launching of its new Metal Shark 23 Relentless patrol boat Tuesday afternoon (July 20th) at the Beatty's Ford Access on Lake Norman.  



Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Three Arrested for Burglary, Theft of Guns
Three people have been charged in the theft of firearms from a residence on Fran Avenue off Highway 150 just east of Lincolnton.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Drug Arrests
Sheriff's offices in Lincoln & Catawba counties reported drug arrests last week.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Recognize These Suspects?
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a “Snatch and Grab” robbery at the QuikTrip Convenience Store at 7259 NC73 near NC16 in eastern Lincoln County.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Missing
Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in locating a missing western Lincoln County man.
Sunday, July 18, 2021

Body Identified
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the body found in a wooded area off Smith Farm Road earlier this week is that of William Buster McCarter.  
Saturday, July 17, 2021

Cobb Charged in Fatal Wreck
A Kings Mountain man faces charges including second degree murder after he and another driver allegedly engaged in road racing in late June on US74 in western Gaston County.  A resulting accident killed a 9-year-old boy who was a passenger in another car not involved in the road racing.
Friday, July 16, 2021

Fatal Wreck in Dallas
A car may have hydroplaned before crashing down an embankment off US321 on Wednesday.  The wreck in Dallas claimed the life of a nine-year-old girl.
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Dellinger Accused of Writing Bad Checks
A self-employed eastern Lincoln County man has been charged with obtaining property by false pretenses
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Two Men Charged With Sexual Assault
Two men, one from Gastonia and one from Crouse, have been charged with sexual assaults by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Chase & Wreck Result in Charges
A Charlotte man faces multiple charges when he is released from the hospital following a brief chase and wreck on NC73 near NC16 in southeastern Lincoln County last Saturda night.  
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Wanted Couple Arrested in Phoenix
They were on the run for six months, but the US Marshals Service finally caught up with an Alexander County couple wanted in a murder at a Hickory furniture plant in January.  Acting on a tip, the Marshals arrested Tangela and Eric Parker Monday (July 13th) in Phoenix, Arizona.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Hit & Run Driver Charged
The Highway Patrol says help from the public led to the identity of a Catawba man who fled the scene of a collision of his Suburban with a motorcycle, seriously injuring the driver of the motorcyle, last Friday.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Citizens Police Academy
Want to know more about law enforcement?  You may want to attend the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizens Police Academy.
Monday, July 12, 2021

Repeat Offender Convicted of Another Sex Crime
A 56-year-old Lincolnton man, already convicted of a sex crime in 2013, has been found guilty of another offense.  Johnny Ray Izard, Sr., got a sentence of 94 to 173 months on his latest conviction.
Saturday, July 10, 2021

SHP Seeking Hit-and-Run Driver
The North Carolina Highway Patrol is seeking help in locating a person who fled the scene of an accident early Friday morning.  
Friday, July 9, 2021

STAR & CIDT Teams Credited With Peaceful Arrest
A hostage situation ended peacefully last week in Catawba County.  
Sunday, July 4, 2021

Lengthy Prison Sentence for Child Sex Crime
A Maiden man will spend at least 13 years behind bars after being convicted of sex offenses involving a child.
Friday, July 2, 2021

Dallas Man Faces Child Porn Charges
A Dallas man has been arrested on sex charges involving child pornography.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Meth Dealer Arrested
Acting on information supplied by neighbors, the Catawba County Sheriff's Office arrested a Hickory man Saturday on drug and other charges.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Convicted Felon on Probation Charged Again
A Lincolnton man with a significant criminal history is in the Harven Crouse Detention Center after he was apprehended in Gaston County on Monday (June 28th).
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Help Wanted
Gastonia Police are asking for help from the public in finding the culprits in two recent armed robberies.
Sunday, June 27, 2021

Missing Teen Found
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office reports a runaway teen has been found and returned home.
Saturday, June 26, 2021

Arrest Made in QT Purse Snatching
Gastonia Police have arrested a young Gastonia man for a purse-snatching robbery early Monday morning (June 21st) at the QuikTrip (QT) store Long Avenue.
Friday, June 25, 2021

Police Investigating Death of Child
A two-year-old child was found dead in a car at a Gastonia business Thursday afternoon (June 24th).  Police are investigating.
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Hickory Police Will Burn Blue Lights While on Patrol
Lincolnton residents will remember that a few months back Lincolnton Police had their blue lights on--but not flashing--as they drove around town.  While  the practice has been discontinued for now in Lincolnton, police in Hickory are beginning to do the same.
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Collision on NC16 Kills Two
A young Indian Trail woman and her three-year-old child died in a collision on NC 16 in southeastern Catawba County very early Wednesday morning (June 23rd).
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Hill Pleads Guilty--Again
A Gaston County woman, Lisa Buxa Hill, entered yet another guilty plea to embezzling from an employer in federal court on Tuesday (June 22nd).   It's the third time she has been charged with embezzlement.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Gastonia Police Need Help in Identifying Thief
Gastonia Police are asking for help in identifying a robbery suspect who also pulled a gun on a man who tried to help.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Road Rage
What has been described as a road rage incident left one person injured and another charged Sunday morning (June 20th).
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
























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