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Lincoln man accused of touching 12-year-old inappropriately

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – A Lincoln County man was charged and arrested Wednesday (February 22, 2017) in connection with incidents that occurred in June and July 2016. On January 12, 2017 Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Kelsey Harrington received a report of child sexual assault. During the investigation it was learned that Phillip Wayne […]

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Lincoln authorities looking for missing teen

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Lincoln County teen that was last seen at her home a week ago. Tamara Louise Stansford, 18, of 3845 Oakwood Circle, Iron Station, NC was last seen at her residence on February 10, 2017. Relatives […]

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office charges two in carjacking case

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Two people charged in connection with February 5, 2017 armed robbery and carjacking in Lincoln County have been arrested in Caldwell County. Destiny Dawn Bentley, 21, of East Berkley Street, Granite Falls, NC turned herself in to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. She is charged […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Attempted murder charge for suspect in stabbing case

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – One suspect is in custody after three people were stabbed in a home on River Hill Trail, Lincolnton overnight. Around midnight deputies were dispatched to the residence after the Lincoln County Communications Center received a call that a stabbing had occurred during a domestic dispute. When officers arrived on the […]

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Victims identified in Lincoln murder-suicide

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have released the identities of the victims in the murder-suicide that was discovered on December 19, 2016 in eastern Lincoln County. The victims are Catherine Harfield Collins, 55, and Betina Lynn Johnson, 50, both of 3016 Madison Lane, Denver, NC. The two women had lived at […]

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Man accused of robberies in Denver & Mooresville arrested in Statesville

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – An Iredell County man wanted in connection with the December 11, 2016 robbery of the Denver Mart at 3729 North NC Highway 16 in Denver was arrested today in Statesville. Details on the arrest were not available. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Dan Snellings charged Overcash with one felony count of […]

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Detectives investigating rash of Lincoln church break-ins

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a rash of church break-ins that have occurred during the last week. For the fourth time since December 2, 2016 detectives were dispatched to a church break-in in Lincoln County. Long Shoals Wesleyan Church south of Lincolnton is the latest house of worship burglarized […]

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Lincoln officials looking for missing teen

Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Lincoln County teen. Detective Justin Link said a missing person’s report was filed on December 6, 2016 concerning the whereabouts of 15 year old Madison Olivia Burnette. Ms. Burnette was last seen at her residence around noon […]

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office looking for missing woman

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Vale woman. Deputies were dispatched to 6460 Sandburg Trail, Vale, NC around 9:15 p.m. on November 30, 2016 after the woman’s husband called to report her missing. Shelia Carver, 34, was reportedly at the residence around […]

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Stanley Man accused of drug trafficking

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – On Thursday, November 10, 2016, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested a Stanley Man for Trafficking Opiates and possessing cocaine and marijuana. The arrest came after Narcotics Investigators concluded a three month long investigation into drug activity at a residence near the 6900 block of Old Plank Rd. […]

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