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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…

Sheriff’s Office: Lincolnton man inappropriately touched teen girl

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  Belton   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton man was placed behind bars Monday for his alleged involvement in a sex-related incident with a teen girl this month, deputies said. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Dan Renn arrested Timothy Dennis Belton, 26, and charged him with one felony count…

Fire crews attack flames at Lincolnton textile plant

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A fire broke out at a Lincolnton manufacturing plant Sunday evening, damaging a compressor, fire officials said. The incident took place just before 5:15 p.m. at Mohican Mills, located at 419 Gaston Street. Before realizing the fire stemmed from the plant, fire crews responded to an…

Police: Maiden teen steals firearms, ammunition, safe from neighbor

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Tyler Brown JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Maiden teen is charged with breaking into his neighbor’s home earlier this month and stealing firearms, ammunition and a safe, police said. Officers with the Maiden Police Department arrested Tyler John Brown, 18, of 805 Island Ford Road, on Saturday, according to an…

Lincolnton felon to serve prison time for knife assault

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  Metts   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Catawba County judge ordered a Lincolnton man spend up to four years in prison for a knife assault that occurred in Conover last year. Catawba County’s Chief Legal Assistant, Eric Farr, said William Metts, 66, had a sentencing hearing on Thursday…

Man charged with killing brother appears in court

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  Anders   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A Lincolnton man accused of shooting and killing his younger brother this month appeared before a Lincoln County district court judge on Friday morning. Jeffery Dwayne Anders, 44, of 3381 Windy Hill Road, stood shackled in his orange jail suit as…

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…

Sheriff’s Office: Stanley man whose daughter, nephew died in trench collapse, busted again for drugs

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Stanley man, who had manslaughter charges dropped against him last year in the death of his daughter and nephew, was arrested on drug charges on Wednesday. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said deputies approached Jordan Keeley Arwood’s vehicle around 2:30 a.m. while he was…