ARRESTS MADE IN A STRING OF DECEMBER BURGLARIES

Two teenage boys and a man wreaked havoc throughout Lincoln County community during the month of December burglarizing more than a dozen homes.  Sheriff John Cottle spearheaded a task force to solve the multiple burglaries, thefts and property damage reports … Continue reading

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ARREST MADE FOR STOLEN CONSTRUCTION TRAILER, ANOTHER WANTED

On December 20, 2018 at approximately 22:49 p.m., an enclosed construction trailer was stolen from the 400 block of Cass Drive (new addition to Rockport Subdivision) off Highway U, in southern Lincoln County. The video shows the suspect’s Chevrolet Suburban … Continue reading

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A PAIR OF NEIGHBORS ARRESTED FOR METH; INVESTIGATOR ASSAULTED

On December 28, 2018, Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives with the Multi County Narcotics and Violent Crimes Enforcement Unit received information two residences along the 3400 block of Creek Road, in Lincoln County, were involved in drug activity. Two detectives approached … Continue reading

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MOSCOW MILLS MAN ARRESTED FOR VEHICLE TAMPERING

On December 9, Moscow Mills Police Department started investigating the criminal complaint of Tampering with a Motor Vehicle.  According to the victim, he parked his 2014 Peterbilt semi-truck along Blackburn Court, in Lincoln County, that Saturday and by Sunday it … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY SEX OFFENDER ARREST FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER, LIVING NEAR A SCHOOL

In November, 47-year-old William Roderique, of Moscow Mills, notified the Sheriff’s Office he was transferring his sex offender registration requirements to Lincoln County from Jackson County.  During his initial registration, he informed the Sheriff’s Office he moved to a home … Continue reading

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COLD CASE DETECTIVES CRACKS 14-YEAR-OLD LINCOLN COUNTY MURDER CASE

Eighteen months ago, Sheriff John Cottle assigned a cold case detective to look into the 2004 murder of Byron Owens.  Byron Owens was shot five times in Lincoln County near Truxton. The cold case detectives worked tirelessly to acquire First … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY COUPLE ARRESTED FOR MANUFACTURING METH

Last week, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office along with the Multi County Narcotics and Violent Crimes Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at a residence along the 500 block of Highway H, in Lincoln County. During the search of the … Continue reading

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O’FALLON MAN CHARGED WITH FORGERY IN LINCOLN COUNTY

In October, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a fraud complaint.  According to the Lincoln County victim, several checks were cashed against her People’s Bank and Trust account.  Investigators learned more than $450 worth of fraudulent checks … Continue reading

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OVERLAND MAN CHARGED WITH STATUTORY RAPE IN LINCOLN COUNTY

In June 2018, detectives began investigating a child sex offense after receiving a forensic interview of a female victim under the age of 12-years-old from Akron Children’s Hospital CARE in Canton, OH. According to the victim, she was visiting a … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

In early September, deputies responded to the 2100 block of North Rock Church Road for a burglary.  When deputies arrived, they observed a broken residential window and the homeowner said several property items were missing along with his Honda four … Continue reading

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