Following an investigation stemming from a report filed on July 21, the Lincolnton Police Department charged Dwayne Bercell Sledge Jr, 31, of 144 Ross Street in Lincolnton with taking indecent liberties with a child. The warrant for his arrest was issued on Thursday and Sledge was taken into custody in the early morning hours Friday by Officer Travis Jones and Sgt. William Vaughn.
A $20,500 secured bond was set and Sledge was placed in Harven A Crouse Detention Center. He will appear in Lincoln County District Court today.
Law enforcement has asked that If anyone has any information about this case or any other criminal case or activity, they contact the Lincolnton Police Department at (704) 736-8900 or Lincoln County CrimeStoppers at (704) 736-8909. Information can be made anonymously and if an arrest is made, the caller can receive up to $1,000 reward.