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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…

Deputies: Caldwell Co. man raped Lincoln teen

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  Beaver   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies said they charged a 35-year-old Caldwell County man Friday with raping a Lincoln County teen two years ago. The incidents took place in March 2012 at the victim’s home, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. The Department of Social Services notified…

Deputies: Lincolnton teen tweets “I wanna kill police.”

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A Lincolnton teen threatened more than once to kill law enforcement officers on a social media website, deputies said. Marcus Daniel Sintoni, 19, of 920 Hunting Avenue, was arrested Feb. 27 by Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) officers in Charlotte and turned over to…

Troopers: Woman crashes into school bus, blows a .35

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Stanley woman blew more than four times the legal alcohol limit Tuesday afternoon after crashing her vehicle into the back of a Lincoln County school bus, troopers said. The incident happened around 4 p.m. on Old Plank Road at Cabin Lane in…