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1- Jackie Dameron Farm Bureau

Two Missing
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating two unrelated missing person cases.
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Arrested For 2019 Break=ins
A Catawba County man has been charged with breaking into mini-storage units in Lincoln County in 2019.
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Police Seek Help With Missing Person Case
Gaston County Police are asking the public for help in locating a woman missing since March 27th.
Friday, April 9, 2021

Inmates Get Vaccinated
Clusters of COVID-19 have occurred at many jails during the pandemic.  Sheriff Bill Beam used isolation of new arrivals to lessen the likelihood of cases developing at the Harven Crouse Detention facility.  Now, some inmates have also had their COVID vaccinations. 
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Hickory Police Say Two Were Injured Wednesday Night
Hickory Police are investigating a shooting incident that left a woman seriously injured Wednesday night.
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Party Turns Violent, One Left Dead
Shelby Police are investigating two incidents involving multiple gunshots Tuesday night into early Wednesday (April 6-7).  The second left an 18-year-old dead.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Updated: Missing Man FOUND
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office had asked for help from the public to finda missing man from western Lincoln County.  He has been found safe in Jacksonville, Florida.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Tuesday Morning Shooting
Lincolnton Police are investigating a shooting incident that left two people with injuries and resulted in the arrest of a Lincolnton man.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Public Help Needed To Find Missing Girl
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a missing teen.
Monday, April 5, 2021

Denver Man Charged After DSS Reported Allegations
A Denver man was arrested Saturday and charged with sexual crimes involving children.
Monday, April 5, 2021

Gaston County Reports Rabid Horse Near Cherryville
Gaston County had previously reported two cases of rabies this year--both in wild animals: one a fox, the other a skunk.  The third case last week was a horse near Cherryville.
Saturday, April 3, 2021

LCSO Dive Team, EL Firefighters Get Swiftwater Training
Members of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Dive Team and firefighters from the East Lincoln Fire Dept. attended swiftwater rescue training in late March in the NC mountains.
Saturday, April 3, 2021

Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of Passenger
A traffic stop of a vehicle traveling Highway 150 West has led to the arrest of a passenger in the vehicle on outstanding warrants.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Two Hospitalized After Shooting In Maiden
A Hickory man has been charged after a shooting in Maiden Friday night (March 26th) sent two people to hospitals in serious condition.
Saturday, March 27, 2021

Denver Wreck Claims Two Lives
An afternoon collision on Campground Road in Denver killed two Charlotte residents Friday (March 26th).  The wreck closed the road for over two hours.  
Saturday, March 27, 2021

Western Lincoln County Man Charged With Trafficking Drugs
On March 22, 2021 narcotics investigators observed a hand-to-hand transaction in the parking lot of a Lincoln County business.  Officers then made contact with Ray Louis Wylie, 71, of Doyle Beam Memorial Road, Vale, NC and Trenton Christopher Carver, 26, of Old Lincolnton-Crouse Road, Lincolnton, NC.
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest
On March 23, 2021 while Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers were conducting a surveillance operation, patrol deputies were dispatched to assist with a traffic stop of a vehicle.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Vale Man Arrested On Drug Charges True Bill of Indictment
The True Bill of Incident involves four felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, one felony count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, and one felony count of maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of sell, store and manufacture methamphetamine.
Monday, March 22, 2021

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Drive-By Shooting
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting where shots were fired into an occupied dwelling and a vehicle parked in the driveway.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Matthews Man Killed On US 74 At Kings Mtn.
What has been described as likely a freak accident left a Matthews man dead on US 74 at Kings Mountain Monday morning.
Monday, March 15, 2021

Man Accused Of Trying To Burn Home With Ex-Girlfriend Inside
A Bessemer City man has been charged after he allegedly tried to burn the home of an ex-girlfiriend with her inside.
Sunday, March 14, 2021

Man Shot By Police In Belmont
The man shot by police outside a car dealership in Belmont Thursday afternoon (March 11th) has been identified as 45-year-old Dustan Jennings Hoffman.
Friday, March 12, 2021

Two Moped Riders Killed, Newton Man Charged
Two moped riders from Iron Station were killed on US 321 north of Dallas Wednesday night when their moped was struck from behind.  A Newton man allegedly fled the scene but has been charged in the accident.
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Second Suspect Arrested In Double Murder
Gaston County Police have made a second arrest in a double homicide that happened Feb. 22nd.  They are still searching for a third suspect.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Two County Vehicle Chase Ends In Western Lincoln County
On March 7, 2021 patrol deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to assist Gaston County Sheriff’s Office with the pursuit of a vehicle that continued into Lincoln County. 
Monday, March 8, 2021

Lincoln County Man Charged In Theft Of Trailer
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Lincoln County man with the theft of a trailer.
Friday, March 5, 2021

Gaston Police Charge Man With Possession Of Child Porn
Gaston County Police have charged Wesley Lane Ross, age 18, of 324 Tot Dellinger Rd. Cherryville, NC with three (3) felony counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a child and three (3) felony counts of 3rd degree sexual exploitation of a child.
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Gastonia Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
A Gastonia man has been charged with child sexual assault in connection with incidents that occurred in Lincoln County.
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Charges Filed In Altercation Where Shot Was Fired
Detectives were able to identify the person who discharged the firearm as Jessie Carlos Docouto, 21, of Devine Road, Iron Station, NC.   Docouto was located at his residence and cooperated with the investigation.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Detectives Investigating Altercation Where A Shot Was Fired
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an altercation involved a gunshot that occurred near an eastern Lincoln County restaurant Monday night. (March 1, 2021)
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Sentenced To Federal Prison On Lincoln County Drug Charges
U. S. District Court Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced Aleef Jamar Nicks, 39, of Charlotte to 108 months in prison on drug trafficking and firearms charges resulting from a traffic stop in Lincoln County on April 30, 2020.  Nicks must also serve three years under court supervision after he is released from prison.
Monday, March 1, 2021

Motorcyclist Killed In Wednesday Collision
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on highway 16 south of Newton Wednesday evening (Feb. 24th) and a 65-year-old Newton man has been charged in the case. 
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Double Homicide Update
Gaston County Police have three suspects in jail in what appears to have been a drug deal that went bad resulting in a double homicide.  Two young men are charged with murder, the third, who was a victim but escaped with his life, faces drug charges.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Sheriff's Office Gets New Body Cams/Tasers
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office recently received new body cameras that will become standard wear for all deputies.  New tasers are also being phased into use.
Monday, February 22, 2021

Iron Station Woman Facing Assault Charges
An Iron Station woman is facing assault charges after she stabbed a man with a knife.
Monday, February 22, 2021

Two Children Dead In Hickory Fire
Two children were found dead after fire destroyed their home Saturday afternoon in Hickory.  The boy and girl were apparently left home alone according to neighbors.  The fire was reported at 4 PM at a mobile home park in southwest Hickory.
Sunday, February 21, 2021

Suspect Sought By Police
Gaston County Police have filed murder charges against a Taylorsville youth in a double homicide in western Gaston County Thursday night (Feb. 18th).
Sunday, February 21, 2021

Two Dead In Thursday Night Shooting
Gaston County Police are investigating a Thursday night shooting in a rural area northwest of Bessemer City that left two young men dead.
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Possible Suspect In Larcenies From Cars
Gaston County Police are asking for help from the public in identifying a possible suspect in larcenies from vehicles in the Dallas area.
Friday, February 19, 2021

Residents Continue To Receive Phone Scam Calls
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports from citizens in the area being targeted by scammers claiming to represent the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Lincoln County Man Charged With Sexual Assault & Kidnapping
A Lincoln County man is facing a number of charges including sexual assault and kidnapping in connection with an incident that occurred over the weekend.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Gaston County Police Investigating Theft Of Dog
Gaston County Police are investigatinfg the theft of a dog from a Dallas residence over the weekend.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

16-Year-Old Charged With Murder, Robbery
Gastonia Police have made an arrest in the homicide of a woman whose body was found in a car down an embankment on W. 10th Avenue in January.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Fiery Wreck Results In Fatality
A collision in far northwestern Lincoln County Monday afternoon resulted in the death of one of the two drivers.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

New Look For Gastonia Police Vehicles
The Gastonia Police Department is getting a new look.
Saturday, February 13, 2021

Two People Arrested After Fleeing In A Stolen Vehicle
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people after they tried to elude the officers in eastern Lincoln County.
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Denver Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Denver man with child sexual assault charges.
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Officer-Involved Shooting
An officer-involved shooting has now claimed the life of a Gastonia woman.  Shae Jones died Tuesday at Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Missing Mt. Holly Man Died In Hickory Accident
Gaston County Police issued a news release Monday (Feb. 8th) that told the bad news:  that missing elderly Mt. Holly man had been located.   He apparently died in a one-vehicle accident in Hickory.
Monday, February 8, 2021

Two Killed In Head-on Collision
A head-on collision claimed two lives Sunday evening in eastern Lincoln County.  
86-year-old Mahlon Brewster Strope and 21-year-old Cooper Gregory Snipes, both of Iron Station, died when Snipes' Camaro crashed into Strope's Altima.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Officer Involved Shooting
An overdose call turned into a shooting incident early Monday morning in Gastonia.  An officer shot a woman said to have been armed with a gun.  Neither the name of the officer nor the woman was yet released as of 8:30 AM Monday (Feb. 8th).
Monday, February 8, 2021

Detectives Serving Warrants, Find Illegal Drugs In Residence
On February 4, 2021 detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division were attempting to serve warrants on an individual at 725 North Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC.
Friday, February 5, 2021

Silver Alert Cancelled For Missing Man
We are awaiting further information from Gaston County Police.  The Silver Alert for Donald Edwin Joy, 91, who had been reported missing after leaving Green Meadows Golf Course on Kelly Road near Mount Holly on Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, was cancelled at 8:15 PM Sunday evening (Feb. 7th).  Gaston County Police said they would issue a further update later.
Thursday, February 4, 2021

Lengthy Investigation Leads To Drug Arrest
A lengthy Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Lincoln County man following the execution of a search warrant at his residence today, February 3, 2021.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Woman
Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives are looking for a woman who has been missing for approximately two weeks.

UPDATED: She has been found and is safe.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Detectives Asking For Public's Help In Locating Missing Teen
She is described as a white female, five feet-three inches tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Dallas Man Accused In Road Rage Incident
Gastonia Police have charged a Dallas man in an alleged road rage incident earlier this month.  Two other people may also be charged in what has been described as a possible ethnic intimidation incident.
Saturday, January 30, 2021

Man Charged With Kidnapping, Assault & Other Charges
A Lincoln County man is facing a number of charges after he kidnapped a woman from her Cowan’s Ford Road home during a domestic situation on January 27, 2021.
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Lengthy Narcotics Investigation Leads To Two Arrests
Narcotics officers began their investigation into possible drug activities occurring at 3553 Eaker Road, Cherryville in May of 2020.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Dallas, NC Man Charged In Lincoln County Kidnapping
On January 25, 2021 deputies were dispatched to a possible disturbance between a man and woman near Will’s Food Store at 3687 Gastonia Highway.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Lincoln County Implements Teen Court Program
Lincoln County has recently implemented a Teen Court program, which is an alternative system of restorative justice where youth, who are responsible for an illegal or disruptive action, are tried for (mostly) misdemeanor offenses. 
Monday, January 25, 2021

Guilty
The US Attorney's office says a Gastonia man who was considered a major drug dealer in Gaston County may now face a federal prison sentence of 10 years up to life after being convicted Friday in federal court in Charlotte.
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Speed Limit Now 35 MPH On Portion Of Unity Church Road
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce that the speed limit on a portion of Unity Church Road near Lantana Drive has recently been reduced to 35 mph from 45 mph.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Hickory Stabbing
A Hickory man has been charged with murder after he allegedly stabbed two people; one of them, his mother, died from the injuries; the other, a man, is expected to survive.  The suspect barricaded himself in a home but surrendered after a two-hour standoff.
Monday, January 18, 2021

Suspect Arrested In Downtown B&E's
Hickory Police arrested a Boone man Saturday after he allegedly broke into several downtown Hickory businesses on Friday.
Sunday, January 17, 2021

Scronce Jailed On Drug & Other Charges
A Lincoln County man is back in jail in Catawba County after being arrested again on Thursday.  Christopher Reid Scronce faces multiple charges.
Friday, January 15, 2021

Woman Charged With Breaking Into Occupied Dwelling
A woman is facing charges after she broke into an occupied dwelling on Lander’s Church Road on January 13, 2021.
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Lincoln County Man Arrested On Child Sexual Assault Charges
A Lincoln County man was arrested on January 13, 2021 on child sexual assault charges.
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Two Wanted For Murder
Hickory Police are looking for two subjects from Alexander County in connection with a shooting Wednesday afternoon that left a 51-year-old Hickory woman dead.
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Two Arrested From Nov. 2020 Shooting Into Occupied Dwelling
Two people have been arrested in connection with shooting into an occupied Willis Road, Vale, NC dwelling on November 1, 2020.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Fatal Wreck In Maiden
A 75-year-old Maiden man died in a single vehicle accident Monday (Jan. 11th).
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Deputies Recover A Stolen Vehicle, Make Arrest
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Dallas woman and recovered a pickup truck reported stolen in Belmont.
Monday, January 11, 2021
























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