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Seized Money Presented To Lincoln County Schools
Money seized in 55 narcotics operations was presented to Lincoln County Schools today, August 5, 2020.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Two Arrested On Child Sexual Assault Charges
Johnny Russell Corriher and Joey Jackson Kiker of Lincoln County were arrested on August 4, 2020 on several child sexual assault charges.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Detectives Investigating Break-In To ATM Machine
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted break-in to an ATM machine in western Lincoln County.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

GC Police Seek Suspect in Attempted Robbery/Shooting
The suspect is described as being a black male, approximately 5ft.-8in. to 6ft. tall, who portrayed himself as a female.  The suspect wore a wig with long, curly black hair with blond highlights and also wore make-up.
Friday, July 31, 2020

Lake Patrol Rescues Pennsylvania Couple From Lake Norman
On Thursday, July 30, 2020, while working Lake Patrol 1st Sgt. Richard Calhoun and Deputy John Issacks observed a woman in distress floating in the water and hanging on to the side of an unmanned jet ski.
Friday, July 31, 2020

Police, Sheriff's Office Investigating Shootings
Hickory Police and the Catawba County Sheriff's Office are investigating shootings that occurred earlier this week.
Friday, July 31, 2020

Sheriff Beam Attends Sheriff's Conference In Wake County
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam recently attended the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association 98th Annual Business Conference held in Wake County, North Carolina.
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Lincolnton Mother, Son Killed In SC
A Lincolnton woman and her son were killed Tuesday (July 28th) in an accident in Florence, SC.
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Wednesday Incident
Hickory Police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon shooting that left one man dead and another injured.
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Can You Identify?
Maiden Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two thieves.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

CrimeStoppers Tip Leads To Drug Arrest
A CrimeStoppers tip led to a surveillance operation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and the arrest of a Gastonia woman.
Monday, July 27, 2020

Second Degree Murder Suspect Arrested
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Johnny Ray Cook, 33, of Cherryville without incident early this morning, July 27, 2020, at a relative’s residence on Shoal Road.
Monday, July 27, 2020

Detectives Conducting Death Investigation
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found near a residence in the 1100 block of Howard’s Creek Mill Road and a Cherryville man has been charged in the death.
Sunday, July 26, 2020

Lincoln County Water Rescue Team Conducts Training Exercise
The Lincoln County Water Rescue Team spent the day Tuesday (July 21, 2020) battling the head waters of the Catawba River during a swift water training exercise.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Driver Killed In Truck Crash
A Lawndale man died in a single vehicle wreck on Highway 150 between Lincolnton and Crouse Tuesday morning.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Shooting Suspect Apprehended
Zachary Michael Patrick McGraw, aka “Ziplock McGraw”, was apprehended overnight in Rock Hill, S.C.  McGraw was wanted on outstanding Attempted 1st Degree Murder warrants.
Saturday, July 18, 2020

Shooting Incident
Gaston County Police are looking for a Belmont teen who is wanted in a shooting incident Thursday (July 16th).
Friday, July 17, 2020

Vandal Found Thanks To CrimeStoppers
A CrimeStoppers tip led Lincolnton Police to a 17-year-old who admitted being responsible for the vandalism to the North Poplar Street mural.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

LPD Needs Help To Identify Mural Vandalism Suspect
On Tuesday, July 14 at approximately 10:13 p.m. someone vandalized the “United We Stand” mural located on North Poplar Street beside First Federal Park by doing a tire burn out across the mural.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Worley Accepts Plea Bargain
Former Lincolnton High School principal Tony Worley accepted a plea bargain agreement and was sentenced to 10 - 21 months in prison on each of two felonies Tuesday (July 14th) in Lincoln County Superior Court.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Catawba County Arrests
Two men arrested by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office after violent incidents are scheduled for first court appearances on Monday (July 13th).
Monday, July 13, 2020

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Armed Robbery
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an early morning robbery at a business on North Business Highway 16 in Denver.
Friday, July 10, 2020

Gun Purchase Permit Requests Continue To Climb
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has received 1,268 requests for gun purchase permits through June 30, 2020 compared to 997 purchase permits issued during all of 2019.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Two People Charged In Theft Of Home Safe
Two people are facing charges in connection with a home break-in in the 5000 block of Helms End of Trail in Lincolnton.
Friday, July 3, 2020

Fourteen Charged With Drug Conspiracy In Federal Court
Eleven (11) of the defendants are Catawba County residents. Law enforcement agencies involved in this investigation included the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office; the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office; the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office; the Gaston County Police Department; and more from Western North Carolina and Georgia.
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Sheriff Beam Offers Tips For A Safe July 4th Weekend
With the July 4th weekend approaching Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday happy, enjoyable and safe for everyone.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Yacht Owner Is Sentenced To 35 Years
William Richard Hilliard, Jr., 51, a former resident of Cleveland County and Cherryville, N.C., currently residing in Gastonia, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for secretly recording nude videos of underage females aboard his yacht.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Update June 29, 2020
Here are the latest numbers on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monday, June 29, 2020

Lykins Promoted To Major
Major Lykins began his career at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in November 2004 as a patrol deputy.
Monday, June 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update
Here's the latest info on the COVID-19 pandemic in our area as North Carolina joins many other states in requiring face coverings when in public places.
Friday, June 26, 2020

NCSA Responds to Questions Involving Carrying A Concealed Weapon & Wearing A Covid-19 Mask
Questions have arisen about information circulating on social media regarding the ability of persons with a valid concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun while wearing a mask.
Friday, June 26, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Woman
Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a woman who has been missing for almost a week.
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Trio Of 20-Year-Olds Arrested After Shooting Incident
Three 20-year-olds from Hickory were in jail Wednesday morning in Catawba County after they were allegedly involved in a shooting incident in Conover.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Gastonia Police Asks Public To Help Locate Homicide Suspect
Chrishawn “Chuck” Deandre Jowers, 26, of Winston-Salem is charged with 1st Degree Murder, Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Lincoln County Man Arrested In Death Of Young Son
A Lincoln County man was arrested Friday, June 19, 2020 and charged in the death of his two-year-old son.  Deputies arrested Baron Gerod Charles Sr. 54, at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Suspect Killed In Catawba County Incident
A robbery suspect was shot and killed by a Deputy US Marshal in a standoff with law enforcement officers east of Maiden Thursday afternoon.  
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Missing Woman Located, Safe
A woman who had been missing since June 12, 2020  has been located and is safe.
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Suspicious Vehicle Leads To Brief Chase And Arrest
On June 17, 2020 around 4 a.m. a deputy patrolling in the Riverwalk Apartment Complex in Denver observed a suspicious vehicle traveling with the headlights out.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Woman
Family members say Ash may be in the company of an ex-boyfriend who lives in Hickory.  She is described as a white female, 5 feet – 2 inches tall and weighing around 125 pounds.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Search Continues For Hit & Run Driver
The Highway Patrol and Cleveland County law enforcement are still searching for suspects in a Friday evening hit and run fatal accident.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Wreck Results In Multiple Charges
A Belmont man wanted for multiple crimes in Cleveland County attempted to escape Gaston County officers last Wednesday morning (June 10th).  A two-county chase ended with a multi-vehicle collision in Lincolnton & the suspect was arrested.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Gastonia Man Charged In Lincoln County Assault
A Gastonia man has been charged in connection with an early morning stabbing incident in western Lincoln County.
Friday, June 12, 2020

LC Magistrates Getting New Annex For Week Nights & Weekends
The Lincoln County Magistrate’s Office has moved its week night and weekend operations to the Magistrate’s Annex in the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 700 John Howell Memorial Drive.
Friday, June 12, 2020

Runaway Teen Located In Lincolnton
Moss was located on June 9, 2020 at a residence on Cobb Street by Lincolnton Police.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Two-County Chase Ends In Wreck
A high-speed chase that began in Gaston County ended about 11:30 Wednesday morning in a multi-car wreck on E. Main Street just east of US321.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

One Dead, Two Charged
A Gastonia man is dead and two Shelby residents are charged in connection with a shooting Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Runaway Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen. Moss was last seen around 10 p.m. on June 1, 2020 when her mother dropped her off at a friend’s apartment on Story Woods Road, Lincolnton,
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

LPD Arrested Man For Attempted Murder
On June 7, 2020 at approximately 7:55 p.m. officers with the Lincolnton Police Department responded to Atrium Health in Lincolnton in reference to a gunshot wound. 
Monday, June 8, 2020

Illegal Gambling Machines Seized From Local Store
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators and State ALE agents raided a local convenience store Thursday, June 4, 2020, where they seized illegal gambling machines and cash.
Friday, June 5, 2020

GPS Leads To Stolen Vehicle And Suspect
A GPS tracking device led to the arrest of a Lincoln County man and the vehicle he is accused of stealing.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Gaston County 3rd Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2020
On Wednesday May 27, 2020 Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call in reference to a possible rabid raccoon which a family dog had fought.
Sunday, May 31, 2020

LC Sheriff's Office Offers Web-Based Reentry Resources
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office recently launched a new online resource for formerly incarcerated individuals and their families which offers a free, easy-to-use directory of local, regional and national resources that meet the needs of returning citizens.
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Man Survives Jumping From Bridge
A  man drove his car onto the bridge on Highway 73 near Cowans Ford Dam, parked it, and jumped into the Catawba River below.  Thanks to the work of rescuers, he survived.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Restaurant Owner Cited for Violation Of NC Governor's Order
On May 18, 2020 a citation was issued to Carroll Dean Mitchem for openly violating North Carolina Executive Order 138, issued on May 5, 2020 by Governor Roy Cooper pursuant to NCGS 166A-1.30.
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Monday, May 18, 2020

Vale Restaurant To Reopen
Carrol Mitchem, chair of the Lincoln County Commissioners, has decided to openly defy Governor Roy Cooper's executive order and reopen the dining room of his restaurant, Mitchem's Kitchen, Monday morning (May 18th).
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Monday, May 18, 2020

National Peace Officers Memorial Week
May 15, 2020 is National Peace Officer Memorial Day and a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Sergeant who was killed on August 26, 1973 was honored with a wreath placed at his grave site at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton.
Friday, May 15, 2020

Man Seriously Injured By Accidental Gunshot
A man was seriously injured when he accidently shot himself just before noon today. The 23-year-old man was holding a .44 caliber revolver when it accidently discharged striking the man in the left leg.
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Larceny
The chairman of the board of directors of the Spencer Mountain Road VFD has been charged with taking money from the department while he was treasurer.
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Police Seek Help In Drive-By Shooting
Gastonia Police are asking for the public’s help with a drive-by shooting case that resulted in the death of a 24-year-old Gastonia man.
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Man Robs Denver Convenience Store With Machete
The clerk told officers the individual was wearing a gray hoodie, gray tennis shoes, gray pants, with a black hockey style mask.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Late Night Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrests
A routine traffic stop while on late night patrol led to the arrests of two Catawba County residents on drug charges.
Monday, May 11, 2020

Double Homicide
Hickory Police are investigating a double murder Sunday night (May 10th).
Monday, May 11, 2020

Lincolnton Man Charged With Selling Woman's Car
A Lincolnton man has been charged with selling a woman's car without her permission.
Friday, May 8, 2020

Evidence Leads To Suspected Drug House
Lincoln Sheriff’s Office Charlie District deputies developed evidence Thursday (May 7, 2020) reference an ongoing narcotics investigation and secured enough information to obtain a search warrant for a residence at 733 A.C. Sherrill Road, Denver, NC.
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