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Police looking for missing girl, possible runaway

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Staff report The Lincolnton Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 15-year-old girl who is possibly a runaway. Breanna Danielle Hoyle, a white female with blue eyes, brown hair, 5-foot-3 and 115 lbs., was reported missing on Jan. 22 by her guardian. She was last…

Deputies: Lincolnton woman stole nearly $200k from employer

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Staff report A Lincolnton woman has been charged with taking more than $196,000 from a Denver business over a period of seven years. On Jan. 20, an official with S and L Saw Mill, located at 3044 Highway 16 in Denver, filed a report regarding funds that were allegedly stolen…

Search by probation officers leads to drug arrests for trio

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Staff report Three people were arrested on drug charges in Lincolnton after Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators assisted state probation and parole officers during a search of a home on Monday. Officers seized 13 bags containing a total of 60 grams of marijuana, two grams of cocaine, two tablets…

Commissioners approve plan to move offices to old hospital

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted in favor of moving ahead with a project six years in the making on Tuesday, as plans for relocating county departments to the old Lincoln County Hospital facility will move past planning stages and into the first phase of…

Huntersville man arrested for taking indecent liberties with a child

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Staff report A Huntersville man is being held in the Lincoln County Detention Center for the alleged inappropriate touching of a 14-year-old female. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Phillip James Rucker, 37, of 12714 Asbury Chapel Road in Huntersville, on Friday, Jan. 23 and charged him with two felony…

Virginia murder fugitive caught in Lincoln County

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Staff report A man wanted in a 2003 Norfolk, Virginia murder was apprehended by U.S. Marshals with the assistance of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, Jan. 23. Adam District deputy J. Lail and Sgt. J. Hutchinson assisted Marshal’s Service agents in apprehending Shawn Terrell Greer, 38, at his…

Former Lincolnton pastor arrested for sexual battery in Florida

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Staff report A former Lincolnton pastor was arrested last week in Volusia County, Florida on a Duval County warrant for sexual battery of a person under 12 years old. Michael Wayne Hill, 52, previously served as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor in Lincolnton and Shelby but, when arrested, was serving as…

More charges filed in drug deal robbery

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Staff report An 18-year-old Lincolnton man has been arrested in connection with an assault and robbery that took place during a drug deal on Jan. 17. A 16-year-old has already been arrested in the case and warrants have been secured against another suspect. Tyreke Dreshawn Alexander, 18, of 1125 Buffalo…

Vale man faces 162 new charges for rape of child

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Staff report A Vale man who was arrested in December by Lincolnton Police on charges that he raped a child received a total of 162 additional charges on Tuesday, Jan. 20, according to a press release. Danny Lee Hensley, 40, of 7873 Matthew Miller Road, was charged by police with…

Man charged with shooting roommate

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Staff report After a night of drinking, a Denver man is hospitalized with a gunshot wound and his roommate has been charged with the shooting, deputies said. Charles Edward Harvell, 44, and George Ronald Lovell, 58, of 4827 Maralane Trail in Denver, had spent Monday evening drinking at Twin Oaks…

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