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Cherryville man charged for stealing motorcycle

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Cherryville man was placed under arrest early Thursday morning after attempting elude a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy on a stolen motorcycle. Coley Phillip Craft, 43, of 207 Bell Street in Cherryville, was charged with one felony count each of operating a motor vehicle while attempting…

Teen arrested for meth lab found in city

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a one-pot meth lab that was found on South Poplar Street on July 24. Detectives Dwayne McAllister and Dennis Harris conducted the investigation that led to the arrest of Joseph Scott Cirillo, 19 on July…

Lincolnton man charged with taking indecent liberties with a child

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Following an investigation stemming from a report filed on July 21, the Lincolnton Police Department charged Dwayne Bercell Sledge Jr, 31, of 144 Ross Street in Lincolnton with taking indecent liberties with a child. The warrant for his arrest was issued on Thursday and Sledge was…

Silver Alert canceled for county man

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UPDATE: The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Troy Scronce was found in Chapel Hill by a good samaritan around 8 p.m. on Thursday. ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a West Lincoln man that was last seen on Wednesday.…

Deputies: Domestic disturbance leads to drug arrests

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Mooresville couple was placed under arrest on drug charges following a domestic disturbance at the Rock Springs Campground on Monday. Holli Heather Hawkins, 30, and Bobby Ray Williams, Jr., 35, both of 131 Chuckwood Road in Mooresville, were approached by Lincoln County Sheriff’s officers following…

Police rounding up drug suspects

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department took to the streets bright and early on Wednesday for Operation Summertime Sweep. The drug round up was the result of over nine months of investigation on the part of Lincolnton Police Department narcotics investigators Detective Dwayne McAllister and Detective Dennis Harris,…

Rescuers find drowning victim’s body in Lake Norman

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Staff report Rescuers have recovered the body of a 36-year-old Lincolnton woman who drowned in Lake Norman at a Denver residence on Tuesday. The body of Elisabeth Anna Burford, 36, of 214 Rock Ola Lane in Lincolnton, was located at 6:40 p.m. by divers several feet from the pier where…

Deputies arrest two on separate drug offenses

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators recently made two drug busts, and utilized surveillance and a national database that tracks methamphetamine precursors to take cocaine and methamphetamine off of Lincoln County streets. Deputies tracked Christopher Lee Sisk, 37, of 1119 Safeway Drive in Gastonia, on the…

Deputies: Lincolnton man arrested after buying cocaine

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies on Friday arrested Dershae Mylantus Blackburn, 24, of 339 Car Farm Road, Apt 1, in Lincolnton and charged him with possessing a quarter ounce of cocaine. A tip from a confidential informant indicated that Blackburn was meeting with a supplier buy drugs,…

Gastonia man charged with 2007 sexual assault

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Gastonia man was arrested on Friday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in Lincoln County in 2007. Detective Kelly Paris called in Jonathan Ray Campbell, 23, for questioning after being contacted by the Pottsdam, New York police department…