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Brandon Cecil - Picture courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Denver man accused of inappropriately touching child facing new charge

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have filed an additional charge against a Denver man. Brandon Scott Cecil, 34, of North NC Highway 16 Business, Denver, NC was charged today (September 6, 2017) with one felony count of 2nd degree exploitation of a minor. He was arrested on August 24, 2017 on […]

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Austin Marlow - Picture courtesy of the Alexander County Sheriff's Office

Lincolnton man charged with statutory rape in Alexander County

PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, June 29th, 2017, Investigators from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Alexander County Department of Social Services regarding possible sex abuse to a 14 year old. Through an ongoing investigation in conjunction with Alexander County DSS, Investigators for the United States Marine Corps Base – Camp Lejeune, Investigators […]

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Tyrone Rozzell - Picture courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s Office: Store owner tried stopping wanted thief during robbery

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have developed a person of interest in the snatch and grab strong armed robbery today at Jerry’s One Stop at 3778 East Highway 27 in Iron Station. Detectives say the person of interest is Tyrone Matthew Rozzell, 46, of Hickory, NC. Rozell is a black male, […]

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Lincoln Deputies help older couple escape burning home

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies helped a western Lincoln County family escape from their burning home in the 6600 block of NC 27 Highway West. A passing motorist called the Lincoln County Communications Center shortly after midnight on August 2, 2017 when he noticed flames coming from a window air conditioning […]

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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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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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Justin Shoemake - Picture courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

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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Connie Cherry, Justin Brown and Eugene Prestwood II - Pictures courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

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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Aaron Helton - Picture courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Statesville man wanted in Lincoln County, accused of B&E at Dunkin Donuts

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – A Statesville man was charged today in connection with a January 2017 break-in at the Dunkin Donuts located at 647 N NC 16 Business Highway in Denver. Detective Frank Runyon said deputies were dispatched to the break-in around 2:00 a.m. January 25, 2017 and arrived to find a front window […]

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Dustin Suggs - Picture courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

New arrests in Lincoln home break-in investigation

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – A second person wanted in connection with an April 10, 2017 break-in at a residence in the 6500 block of Wingate Hill Road, Denver, NC was arrested over the weekend. Deputies had been looking for Dustin Dwight Suggs, 29, of Claremont, NC in the break-in to the residence where the […]

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