Category Archives: Press Release

LINCOLN COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH CHILD MOLESTATION

In June 2017, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the criminal complaint of child sex crime when a female victim under the age of 14-years-old disclosed 51-year-old, William “Bill” McMahan, of Lincoln County, inappropriately touched her. During … Continue reading

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SHERIFF COTTLE TEAMS UP WITH STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF MISSOURI TO HELP INMATES WITH A BETTER FUTURE

Sheriff John Cottle is working with State Technical College of Missouri’s Grant Team to help reduce the rate of recidivism in Lincoln County. Inmates within the Lincoln County Jail now have the ability to gain meaningful employment after incarceration. State … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY SEX OFFENDER CHARGED FOR FAILING TO REGISTER

In May 2017, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Compliance Unit began investigating 29-year-old, Jacob Whitchurch, of Troy, after detectives discovered he created and maintained a Facebook account, which he did not disclose to the Sheriff’s Office, as required … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY SEX OFFENDER CHARGED FOR FAILING TO REGISTER

On Thursday, August 10, 2017 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Compliance Unit arrested 23-year-old Kristopher Noah, of Elsberry, after failing to register as a sex offender on August 2, per Missouri State Law. In August 2014, Noah was … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY WOMAN ASSAULTS DEPUTY; CHARGED WITH ARSON AND DOMESTIC ASSAULT

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, around 3 p.m., a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a verbal argument along the 400 block of Julie Court, in Lincoln County. When the deputy arrived, he noticed two female subjects were arguing … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY SEX OFFENDER CHARGED FOR FAILING TO REGISTER

Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Compliance Unit arrested 36-year-old Justin Elchert, of Moscow Mills, after learning he failed to register as a sex offender after being released from the county jail on May 3, 2017. Elchert … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH CHILD MOLESTATION AND SODOMY

On May 1, 2017, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a sexual offense of a female child less than 14-years-old. During a forensic interview, investigators learned 60-year-old Ted Leon Summers Sr., of Lincoln County, had sexual contact … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY MAN ASSAULTS WOMAN WITH HAMMER

On April 19, 2017, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a criminal complaint of domestic assault after being contacted by medical staff in the Emergency Room of Progress West Hospital, in O’Fallon. According to the 24-year-old victim, … Continue reading

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE DISPATCHER AND DEPUTY RECEIVE LIFESAVING AWARD

Wednesday evening, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office 911 Emergency Communications Dispatcher Brittney Warner and Canine Deputy Aaron Ryan received a lifesaving award presented by Chief Medical Officer Graeme Goodwin of the Lincoln County Ambulance District. During the night of December 2, … Continue reading

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Letter to the Sheriff from Presiding Commissioner Dan Colbert

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