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Sheriff’s Office: Three arrested in traffic stop, officers seize meth, needles, fake IDs

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies said they arrested two Catawba County residents and one Caldwell County man Sunday morning after locating a knife, hypodermic needles, counterfeit identification documents and methamphetamine inside the suspects’ vehicle during a traffic stop on N.C. 27 West in Lincolnton. Officers initiated a stop…

Sources have identified man accused of killing wife, shooting at officers

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UPDATED (9 p.m., 03/28): Lincolnton Police said murder victim Tara Lynn Osburn, 39, was killed by a gunshot from a handgun on Thursday. According to a press release, witnesses said they saw a gray pickup truck parked behind the victim’s home earlier that day. Police identified the victim’s husband, Anthony…

Suspect shot by SWAT team

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor A suspect in a Lincolnton murder and an attempted shooting of a police officer was shot and killed by county SWAT officers in the early morning hours on Friday. The suspect, who has yet to be named by law enforcement, is believed…

Deputies: Unlocked vehicles still targets for thieves

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Vehicle break-ins continue to be a concern in Lincoln County as deputies investigate another series of incidents involving unlocked vehicles located in and around Iron Station and Boger City residences this month, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said electronics and other personal items…

Sheriff’s Office: Dollar General employee embezzled over $9,000

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Marcia Nealey JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A southeastern Lincoln County woman is accused of taking more than $9,000 from her workplace since November, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrested Marcia Haggins Nealey, 41, on Saturday, charging her with one felony count of larceny by employee. She admitted to…

Man arrested for sucking woman’s toes at Lincolnton Wal-Mart appeared in court Friday

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Concord felon who attempted to suck on a woman’s toes at a Lincolnton Wal-Mart on Monday has waived his right to a court-appointed attorney. Detectives said Monday’s incident was at least the fourth time the man has tried to perform the sexual act on strangers…

Brother stabbing ruled self-defense

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Staff report A Vale man was transported to Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby with life-threatening injuries on Wednesday after being stabbed by his brother. Rodney Scott Wright, 45, was stabbed in the abdomen with a pocketknife by his brother, John A. Wright, 43, according to an incident report from…

UPDATED: Serial toe sucker charged

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police have charged a man they said sucked a stranger’s toes after luring the person to try on shoes inside the Lincolnton Wal-Mart on Monday. Michael A. Brown, a registered sex offender from Concord, was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female by the Lincolnton Police…

Sheriff’s Office: Narcs bust Iredell Co. man and teen for hydroponic weed

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Moises Garay, Desmond Gray JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Narcotics investigators located hydroponic marijuana Monday night inside vehicles belonging to two Iredell County men, including a teen, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on the two vehicles after watching each driver participate in a hand-to-hand transaction…

Sheriff’s Office: Stanley man comes forward for sexually assaulting young boy

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Tyler Hall JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An southeastern Lincoln County teen was jailed for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy after turning himself in to authorities this week, deputies said. Tyler Jordan Hall, 19, of 7680 Sifford Road in Stanley, went to the Magistrate’s Office on Tuesday, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s…