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Former Lincoln County woman pleads guilty to child sex crime

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – A former Lincoln County woman pled guilty today in Lincoln County Superior Court to conspiracy to commit child abuse by sex act and indecent liberties. Lois Flowers Mahala, 47, of Grover, NC was arrested May 5, 2015 on the indecent liberties with a child charge and later indicted by the […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Surveillance operation leads to drug arrest in Lincolnton

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – On Thursday June 29, 2017 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested a Lincolnton man after detectives seized a large amount of cocaine. The arrest came in the parking area of a business located near the 300 block of Generals Blvd in Lincolnton. Detectives say the man has been […]

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NCDOT adds new local projects to transportation plan

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – Transportation officials today announced that eight new transportation projects in Division 12, which includes Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln counties, are in the updated version of the state’s draft 10-year transportation plan. New projects in the area include: Widening of I-85 from U.S. 74 to the South Carolina line […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Man stabbed with pocket knife following argument over truck

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – An overnight domestic dispute led to the stabbing of a man on Car Farm Road in Lincolnton, Deputies were dispatched to the call at 349 Car Farm Road around 12:05 a.m. on June 28, 2017. While driving to the call Deputy Z. Kale was advised by the Lincoln County Communications […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Marijuana grow operation busted following tip

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested a couple for having a marijuana grow operation near the 3400 block of Hallman Mill Rd. in Vale.  Narcotics detectives made the arrests following a tip they received via Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers. According to detectives, the […]

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Four arrested overnight in Lincoln drug investigation

PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, and during the early morning hours of Thursday, June 15, 2017, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested four people, and have outstanding warrants for a fifth person, on various drug charges.  The arrests come after the conclusion of several investigations targeting methamphetamine and heroin sales. According […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Smoking bag reveals meth labs during traffic stop

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Around 12:42 a.m. Deputies R. D. Richard and M. Schaeffer were traveling southbound on Salem Church Road when an approaching vehicle failed to dim the headlights as they passed by. The deputies turned around and stopped the vehicle near the Boggs Street, Lincolnton intersection after observing it cross the center […]

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office looking for missing teen

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a teenager runaway. Justin Ryan Shoemake, 15, was last seen at his foster parent’s home on Shoal Road on the night of June 8, 2017. He was recently placed at the residence by the Lincoln County Department […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Three adults, two children involved in theft of guns & safe

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Three people have been charged in connection with a break-in on April 21, 2017 where a gun safe and firearms were stolen. The victim arrived home on April 21, 2017 to find the front door open to her Tyringham Drive, Crouse, NC home. She discovered the gun safe containing an […]

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Lincoln teen accused of inappropriately touching 6 year-old

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – A Lincolnton man has been charged with statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child in connection with an incident that occurred on May 28, 2017. During the investigation it was determined that Kenneth Wade Fredell, 18, of Sigmon Street, Lincolnton, NC inappropriately touched the victim. The incident occurred at […]

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