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

Missing Lincoln County man located

UPDATE: This individual has been located. PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Lincoln County man. Relatives reported that Dustin Shawn Grooms, 34, of River Meadows Court, Lincolnton, NC was last seen around 10:30 p.m. on October 26, 2017 when he left the […]

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Johnny Finandis - Picture courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s Office: Family fight ends with attempted murder charge

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Two people are facing felony charges after a domestic dispute led to a gunshot being fired through the front door of the home. Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the incident in the 5800 block of Aster Lane, Stanley, NC around 7:00 p.m. on October 29, 2017. Deputies discovered […]

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Erik Rodriguez - Picture courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s Office: Teen charged with sex crime after meeting girl he talked with on Snapchat

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – A Lincoln County teen has been charged with indecent liberties with a child in connection with an incident that occurred between September 1, 2017 and October 9, 2017. Detective Dan Renn charged Erik Ivan Rodriguez, 18, of English Oak Drive, Lincolnton, NC on October 18, 2017. The report was filed […]

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Matthew Straughan - Picture courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested after business owner spots him driving stolen van

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – The owner of the Home Place Restaurant was on his way on a planned fishing trip in Burke County when he spotted the van stolen from his restaurant early this morning. The owner, Clay Heafner, called 911 and followed the van until a Morganton Public Safety Officer could respond and […]

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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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