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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…

Lincolnton fast-food eatery closed following morning fire

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton business is closed following a blaze at the site early Friday morning, fire officials said. Preparing for the day’s operations, employees at the Sonic Drive-In on East Main Street spotted smoke and flames stemming from the business’s deep fryers around 8:15 a.m., Lincolnton Fire…

Sheriff’s Office: Denver felon charged with possessing crack, marijuana

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  Summer Jones   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Denver woman found herself behind bars Thursday night after county narcotics officers said they uncovered a stash of cocaine and marijuana inside her residence. Deputies arrested Summer Demetrius Jones, 32, of 7046 Campground Road, around 9 p.m. They said they learned…

Detectives: Thieves again target unlocked vehicles, break-ins reach near 50

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Thieves removed electronics, cash and credit cards this month from vehicles located along N.C. 150 East and a neighborhood northeast of Lincolnton, county detectives said. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incidents which reportedly took place in the Arden Oaks subdivision, particularly along Arden…

Man who sucked woman’s toes at Lincolnton store given 60 days in jail

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Cabarrus County man admitted in a Lincoln County courtroom Thursday morning to sucking a woman’s toes inside a local Wal-Mart store before a judge sentenced him to two months behind bars. Michael Brown, 31, of Concord, apologized for his actions in district court.…

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…

Sheriff’s Office: Narcs locate fourth meth lab of 2014, three arrested

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  Almany, Pardo and Parker   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Three people were hauled off to the Lincoln County jail Tuesday afternoon after the Sheriff’s Office said narcotics officers discovered remnants of a one-pot meth lab inside a Lincolnton home. County investigators conducted surveillance on the suspects, they said,…

Maiden Police: Morganton sex offender accessed Catawba Co. school property three times

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Maiden Police have arrested a Burke County sex offender accused of accessing a school property on three separate occasions throughout March and April. Officers served warrants Friday afternoon on William John Abernathy, 34, for being on site at the Lucille Miller Observatory at…

Sheriff’s Office: Man on the loose after using pry bar to break into Denver store cash register

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies are looking for a man they said used a pry bar to open a store cash register on the county’s eastern end and steal a bag of money early Monday morning. A store employee at the Wal-Mart on N.C. 16 in Denver…

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