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2017-03-21LCSO

Store owners, employee accused of trafficking drugs

PRESS RELEASE On Monday, March 20th, 2017 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested three people for Trafficking Opiates and Conspiring to Traffic Opiates.  The arrests came after detectives executed a search warrant at the J&M Discount Variety Store located at 3485 East Hwy 27 in Lincolnton. The search was a result of an […]

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Iron Station man accused of stabbing roommate

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – An Iron Station man is facing assault charges following an altercation at his residence on March 11, 2017. Deputies were dispatched to the home at 845 Great Dane Avenue, Iron Station reference a disturbance involving a knife. Prior to the officer’s arrival on the scene, the Lincoln County Communications Center […]

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Mom accused of helping kidnap & rob daughter gets jail time

PRESS RELEASE Debra Ann Matney was given an active prison sentence of five to seven years after pleading guilty to first-degree burglary, felony conspiracy, second-degree kidnapping and common law robbery during Catawba County Superior Court on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The Honorable Jeffrey P. Hunt, Superior Court Judge from Transylvania County, imposed Matney’s sentence, which […]

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Denver man accused of stealing check, reporting he was forced to do it

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – A Denver man who told Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies he was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to drive around the Club Drive area breaking into mailboxes during the early morning hours of March 4, 2017 is facing charges of filing a false police report and trying to cash a forged […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Stolen debit card used to put money on inmate’s account

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Casar woman with stealing a co-worker’s debit card information. Detective Dan Snellings began the investigation after deputies were dispatched to the Dollar General on Highway 10, Vale, NC on February 13, 2017 concerning the incident. Cynthia Bivens told officers that former co-worker Linda […]

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Lincolnton man gets 9 years for child pornography charges

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On Thursday, March 2, 2017, Chief U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney sentenced a Lincolnton, N.C. man to 112 months in prison on child pornography charges, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Daniel Lee Rathbone, 38, was also ordered to serve a lifetime […]

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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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