Category Archives: Press Release

Lincoln County Man Charged With Statutory Sodomy

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a possible sexual assault after receiving a call from Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital they were treating a girl less than 10 years old for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. Investigators learned the victim had contact with … Continue reading

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Troy Man Charged For Stealing Car

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Chappell Hill Drive, in Troy, reference suspicious activity.  During the deputy’s neighborhood investigative patrol, he noticed around 30 vehicle were tampered with throughout the neighborhood. A short time later, the … Continue reading

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Reporting Of Lincoln County Sexual Offenses

One of the most asked about questions for Sheriff John Cottle is why all the sudden the large number of sexual offenses being reported in Lincoln County. Earlier this month, the Sheriff’s Office conducted an analysis of the sexual crimes … Continue reading

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Silex Man Charged With Statutory Sodomy

Joshua Lawrence Westfall, 34, of Silex, was charged today for Felony Statutory Sodomy of a female child. According to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives, the child initially refused the demand to perform oral sex and was told by Westfall, “she … Continue reading

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WISH Couple Continues Service To The Sheriff’s Office

For Larry and Arlene Connell volunteering over seven-years of service at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has flown by. In 2006, Sheriff Torres pitched the Welcoming In Senior Helpers (WHIS) program as an avenue to give back to their community. … Continue reading

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Sheriff Expanding The W.I.S.H. Program

In 2006, Lincoln County Sheriff Dan Torres started the Welcoming In Senior Helpers (WISH) program as a way to incorporate the skills and expertise of senior citizens into the Sheriff’s Office. The WISH program gives seniors a greater insight into … Continue reading

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Java With John

Lincoln County Sheriff John Cottle will be available to the public to discuss any concerns they are experiencing in their area of the county. In an informal setting, citizens can ask the Sheriff questions relating to various topics including crime, … Continue reading

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Sheriff Cottle Thanks Wish Volunteer

Sheriff John Cottle would like to publicly thank Mr. Robert Coleman for seven-years of volunteer work at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Coleman applied under the Sheriff’s Welcoming In Senior Helpers (WISH) program established in 2006. “Mr. Coleman has … Continue reading

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Lincoln County Man Assaults Another With Machete

Deputies responded to the 100 block of Peaceful View Lane, in Foley, for an assault Sunday morning. The victim told deputies 35-year old Eugenio Jimenez, of Foley, started a confrontation with him about an incident that occurred two-years previous. The … Continue reading

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Shooting In Lincoln County Sends Wentzville Man To The Hospital

Around 4:30 pm, on September 11, 2013, Lincoln County deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Morgan Valley Rd, in Foley, for a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with homeowner, 41-year old, William Corey Welsh, who stated his daughter’s … Continue reading

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