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Man accused of Lincolnton bank robbery arrested in Massachusetts

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A man accused of robbing a Lincoln County bank earlier this month was apprehended on Wednesday in Massachusetts by the United States Marshal Service, police said. Jean Pierre Gendron, 49, has been on the run from Lincolnton police and the Gaston County Police Department since the…

Board of Commissioners candidate Mike Davis dies

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Staff report A Lincoln County political candidate has died. Michael Davis, of 1554 Pleasant Grove Church Road in Crouse, passed away on Sunday, April 6.  Davis was one of five Republican candidates currently running for a seat with the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. A native of Lincoln County, Davis…

Fire Officials: At-large bank robber also set ex-girlfriend’s home on fire

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A man accused of robbing a bank in Lincoln County earlier this week has also been charged with setting his ex-girlfriend’s house on fire in Gaston County days before the alleged robbery, fire officials said. The Gaston County Police Department has filed a…

Maiden bank robbed

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Staff Report Maiden Police are looking into a bank robbery that took place Wednesday afternoon, agency officials said. The incident took place just before 2 p.m. at the BB&T on East Main Street in Maiden, the police department said. There is no word yet if the incident was related to the bank robbery that…

Suspect shot by SWAT team

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor A suspect in a Lincolnton murder and an attempted shooting of a police officer was shot and killed by county SWAT officers in the early morning hours on Friday. The suspect, who has yet to be named by law enforcement, is believed…

Suspect in murder, attempted shooting of officer is shot by SWAT team

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  UPDATED (12:40 a.m., 03/28): Sheriff Carpenter has confirmed that the suspect has been killed. He exited the apartment in which he was taking refuge with his weapon pointed at SWAT officers and fired a shot. Officers returned fire and struck the suspect multiple times. UPDATED (10:45 p.m. 03/27): Lincoln…

Lincolnton police searching for man who fired at officer

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A swarm of officers is currently on scene near a Lincolnton apartment complex, searching for a man witnesses said fired a gun at police Thursday evening. Witnesses told the Times-News an officer stopped the man’s vehicle along a Lincolnton roadway near Colonial Village. When the officer…

Police investigating woman’s death

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Lincolnton police are currently investigating a woman’s death at 876 Salem Church Road. Our sources are telling us an Aaron’s delivery driver found the woman’s body on the porch of the home in a pool of blood. We’re gathering more details and will update as soon as they become available.…

Man arrested for sucking woman’s toes at Lincolnton Wal-Mart appeared in court Friday

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Concord felon who attempted to suck on a woman’s toes at a Lincolnton Wal-Mart on Monday has waived his right to a court-appointed attorney. Detectives said Monday’s incident was at least the fourth time the man has tried to perform the sexual act on strangers…

Brother stabbing ruled self-defense

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Staff report A Vale man was transported to Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby with life-threatening injuries on Wednesday after being stabbed by his brother. Rodney Scott Wright, 45, was stabbed in the abdomen with a pocketknife by his brother, John A. Wright, 43, according to an incident report from…