Lincoln Sheriff’s Office looking for B&E suspect

Terry Taylor Picture courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Terry Lee Taylor
Picture courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office


Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a Lincoln County man wanted in connection with a break-in at a western Lincoln County business.

On January 5, 2015 while doing a keep check on the property at 2361 Ben Yount Lane, Vale, NC Deputy Barry Holt found a basement door at PTI, Inc. and Geymont Construction open. Detectives also discovered that an outbuilding nearby had also been entered and tools taken.

A 2000 Ford Econoline Van, white in color, was also stolen. The van has an oval shaped burgundy sign on each side that reads “GCI Geymont Construction Inc.”

Detectives have charged Terry Lee Taylor, 36, of 178 Miller’s Park Lane, Vale, NC with one felony count each of Breaking and Entering a Building, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Larceny of a Motor Vehicle and two felony counts of Safe Cracking. Several other charges are pending. He is also wanted in Cleveland County on a number of similar charges. Taylor is believed in be in Lincoln or surrounding counties.

Detectives Kelly Paris and Jeneatta Lopez worked the crime scene and the case has been assigned to Detective David Brooks.

Anyone having information about the case or the whereabouts of Terry Lee Taylor is asked to contacted the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909. If you call Crime Stoppers you can remain anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest you could receive a reward of up to $1,000.

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