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One man extradited from NYC to Lincoln, second suspect still at-large

Aquil Jackson, Dennis Arquiett

JENNA-LEY HARRISON
Staff Writer

One of two Lincoln County men accused of identity theft and a number of other charges in Lincoln and Catawba Counties has been extradited to the area from New York, the Sheriff’s Office said.

New York City officers apprehended Aquil Giovanni Jackson, 27, of 526 Mt. Vernon Church Road in Iron Station, on Oct. 17. Deputies said he was transported to Lincoln County on Thursday.

Manhattan District officers discovered Jackson had out-of-state warrants filed against him after running the man’s information through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), deputies said.

Police have yet to apprehend a second suspect in the case–Dennis Nelson Arquiett, 31, of 3488 Gladden Drive in Lincolnton.

The pair used a Hickory woman’s ATM card sometime between Oct. 5 and 6 to steal more than $800 from two locations on Maiden Highway, deputies said.

Jackson faces five felony counts each of identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses. He also faces one felony count each of conspiracy and resisting, delaying and obstructing a public officer.

A second unrelated warrant for resisting, delaying and obstructing a public officer has been issued against him in Catawba County, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Jackson has a drug history in Lincoln and Gaston Counties dating back to 2006, the North Carolina Department of Corrections website showed.

Arquiett, who was convicted of felony forgery in Lincoln County in 2004, NC DOC listed, is wanted for two felony counts each of identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses.

He also faces one felony count each of conspiracy and financial card theft.

Deputies described Arquiett as 6-foot-2 and weighing around 185 pounds. He also has brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on Arquiett’s whereabouts is asked to call 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.

Any Crime Stoppers tips leading to an arrest could receive a reward of up to $1,000. Tips may remain anonymous.

Jackson is currently being held behind county bars under an $85,000 secured bond.

 

 

 

 

 

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