12/15/2021 12:34:00 PM Woman Charged With Sexual Activity By A Prison Guard
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Press Release
LINCOLNTON, N.C. – A prison guard at the Lincoln Correctional Center in Lincolnton has been charged with sexual activity with an inmate.
On November 2, 2021 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a prison guard engaging in sexual activity with an inmate. The guard, Ashley Danielle Hubbard, 26, of Webb Street, Gastonia, NC, admitted to having a relationship with the inmate and engaging in sexual activities.
Following an investigation by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective K. Harrington, a warrant was issued charging Hubbard with sexual act by a custodian. Hubbard was arrested on December 13, 2021 and taken before a Lincoln County magistrate. She was placed under a $2,500 secured bond and processed at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center. Hubbard had a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court on December 14, 2021.