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Sheriff’s Office: Lincolnton house guest confessed to sexually touching 7-year-old resident

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A man receiving housing assistance from a Lincoln County family was jailed Wednesday after confessing to deputies that he sexually assaulted a 7-year-old resident during his stay at the home. Clay Allen Rudisill, 51, was arrested around 5:30 p.m. after officers located him walking along Springs…

Deputies: Catawba County man caught with 2 lbs. of pot

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Narcotics Investigators said they stopped a vehicle carrying nearly two pounds of hydroponic marijuana on Tuesday on U.S. 321 South. While conducting drug interdiction work along the busy roadway, officers spotted the driver of a black Nissan Murano not wearing a seatbelt and initiated…

Deputies: Maiden teen choked dog during argument

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Jason Hilderbran JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An area teen is accused of choking a dog during an argument with his mom this week, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies responded to 3999 Benny Shrum Lane in Maiden on Monday in reference to a domestic disturbance, according to an agency…

UPDATED-Sheriff: Man killed after argument with brother

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Staff report A Lincoln County man was charged with second-degree murder on Thursday after deputies said he killed his brother after an argument. Jeffery Dwayne Anders, 44, of 3381 Windy Hill Road in Lincolnton, is being held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $750,000 secured bond and…

Deputies looking for suspect who exposed himself at Denver Arby’s

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Staff report Lincoln County deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify an individual they said exposed himself at the Arby’s drive-thru on Highway 73 in Denver on Feb. 18. They said the suspect placed an order shortly before 6 p.m., drove to the window to pay and, after…

Lincolnton man charged with child sexual assault

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    Ricardo Magallanes   Staff report   A Lincolnton man was charged with child sexual assault by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Friday. Ricardo Miguel Magallanes, 32, of 2014 Shoal Road, was arrested by detectives for two felony counts of first-degree sexual offense. Officials with the Lincoln County…

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…