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UPDATED: Woman reported missing left home willingly

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Staff report A 30-year-old Denver woman who was reported missing by Lincoln County deputies on Dec. 29 was found to be willingly away from home and is not in danger, according to a press release. Deputies said that Dana Thompson Luther, of 2294 Beth Haven Church Road, was reported missing…

Lincolnton police nab fugitive

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Efforts by the Lincolnton Police Department have resulted in the arrest of a fugitive. Jeffrey Dean Tucker, 49, was arrested on Dec. 27 by patrol officer Isaiah Mathews and was charged with felony breaking and entering and possession of a firearm by a felon at a…

Vale man arrested for rape of child

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Staff report A Vale man is facing several felony charges related to the sexual assault of a child. The Lincolnton Police Department received a report about a child molestation on Dec. 14. According to a press release, Danny Lee Hensley, 40, of 7873 Matthew Miller Road was arrested on charges…

Deputies: Assistant district attorney’s wallet stolen, woman confesses

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Staff report A Rowan County woman is accused of stealing an assistant district attorney’s wallet while she was awaiting trial at the Lincoln County Courthouse on Wednesday. Jessica Jean Yeckley, 32, of 1580 Amity Hill Road in Cleveland, was at the courthouse to face trial on a misdemeanor charge of…

Police make arrest in purse theft

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with stealing a woman’s purse at the city’s Wal-Mart on Nov. 20. Donald Addison Masters, 59, of 1488 Waters Road, was charged with misdemeanor larceny and given a $1,000 unsecured bond for the alleged theft. Lincolnton Police officers said an elderly woman…

Woman arrested at Wal-Mart for counterfeit traveler’s check

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Staff report A Georgia woman tried to pass a counterfeit traveler’s check at the Lincolnton Wal-Mart on Sunday, police said. Lincolnton Police Department officers responded to the store around 2:45 p.m. and spoke with Kimberly Elise Dumas, 46, of 5150 Glendora Drive in Powder Springs, Georgia. Officers said Dumas tried…

Police: Man caught in the act of stealing TV

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Staff report Lincolnton police officers caught a man in the process of stealing a television set from a South Aspen Street residence on Sunday, according to a press release. Officers said they found Reginald Eugene Jones, 46, of Catawba Street in Lincolnton, trying to leave a residence while carrying a…

Man struck and killed by train in city

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Staff report A Lincoln County man was struck and killed by a train in the Lincolnton city limits on Sunday, according to police. Officers responded to the railroad tracks near the 1200 block of East Gaston Street early on the morning of Dec. 7 about a call regarding a subject…

ABC store in the works for western Lincoln County

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Commission is currently working with state officials to develop a liquor store for western Lincoln County at the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 18. According to Lincoln County ABC Commission Chair Mike Baker, the venture is still in its…

Police asking for public’s help to identify purse thief

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Staff report The Lincolnton Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a white man who allegedly stole an elderly woman’s purse at the city’s Wal-Mart on North Generals Boulevard on Thursday around 5:20 p.m. Officers said the orange purse, which contained a black wallet, check book, credit…