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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

Domestic Violence Leads To Charges
A domestic violence case from Tuesday (March 31st) has resulted in multiple charges against a Gastonia man.
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Vehicle Left Running At Convenience Store Stolen
A vehicle left running parked outside the Quick Trip on NC Highway 73 was stolen while the owner was inside the store.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Domestic Violence Leads To Charges
Gastonia Police are looking for a man accused of kidnapping, assault and other crimes in connection with a domestic incident Tuesday (March 31st).
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Man Arrested On Fraud Charges After Chase On Foot
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Greg Hager was traveling Highway 73 on March 27, 2020 when he recognized a man wanted in connection with several incidents of fraud walking near the Japan Restaurant and Midtown Sundries.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Update On Fingerprinting; Closed District Offices
After further review on March 30, 2020 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office continued the suspension of all fingerprints for the general public with the exception of new concealed carry permit applications.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Alleged Car Theft Attempt Results In Murder Charges
Two women, both of whom were free on bond after being charged with other crimes, have now been charged with murder in the death of another Gaston County woman Monday afternoon.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Complaints By Residents Lead To Drug Arrests
Complaints from concerned citizens about suspicious activities in the area of Startown Road and Hazelwood Lane led to the arrest of three people on drug charges. 
Friday, March 27, 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.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Charlotte Man Arrested On Lincoln County Theft Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Charlotte man in connection with several vehicle break-ins at a business in eastern Lincoln County.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Gastonia Police Want Public's Help In Murder Case
Gastonia Police have one suspect in custody and are searching for another in connection with a Thursday night homicide.
UPDATE: Hafees Yhanjuan Adams was arrested on Friday April 10th.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Lincolnton Man Arrested On Drug & Failure To Appear Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies attempt to serve a domestic violation protection order on someone in the 500 block of North Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC landed a different person in jail on other charges.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Lincolnton Man Arrested On Drug & Weapons Charges
33-year-old Jordan Atchley was arrested Friday morning (March 13th) on multiple drug charges and a weapons charge.
Monday, March 16, 2020

Two People Injured In Assault, Stabbing Incident
Two people were injured yesterday (March 12) in an assault and stabbing incident that occurred on the Gastonia Highway south of Lincolnton.
Friday, March 13, 2020

Lincolnton Man Charged With Multiple Child Sex Offenses In Gaston County
The investigation and resulting charges stem from information received from the 7-year-old victim’s mother. The incident occurred at a residence in High Shoals, NC.
Friday, March 13, 2020

GC Police Dept. Escapee Located In South Carolina
Auten was released from the custody of the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office along with another inmate by mistake on February 19.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Warrants Issued For Cherryville Man In Shelby Shooting: UPDATE
UPDATE: Per the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Facebook dated Tuesday, March 10, Mr. Jeremy Lee Wright  has been taken into custody by the Cherryville Police Department.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Missing Man Located And Safe
Smith's mother contacted Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives Tuesday (March 10,2020) and told them she located the missing man at a motel in Fayetteville, N.C.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Man
Jonathan Edward Smith, 49, of Newton Grove, N.C. was in Lincolnton visiting a friend over the weekend. Smith left the Quality Inn in Lincolnton Sunday around 1 p.m. and was last seen going into a building at New Vision Ministries to pick up his belongings.
Monday, March 9, 2020

Man Charged With Shooting Into Occupied Property
Rodriguez was arrested on March 7, 2020 on felony charges of discharging a firearm into occupied property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Man Cleared, Woman Charged
A woman who reported an alleged robbery in Catawba County has been charged after investigators determined her report was false.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Three Charged With Breaking Into Unoccupied Home
Three people were arrested February 29, 2020 after they broke into an unoccupied residence in the 2100 block of Shuford Road in Lincolnton.
Monday, March 2, 2020

Fargo Trail Disturbance - One Injured, Another Arrested
A disturbance among neighbors at several mobile homes on Fargo Trail left one woman with a head injury and another charged with the assault.
Monday, March 2, 2020

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