RANDAL MATTHEWS CHARGED WITH ADDITIONAL CHILD SEX CRIMES

On May 14, 2015, Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office successfully sought charges, after a lengthy investigation of 41-year old, Randal Eugene Matthews, for Felony Child Enticement of a child less than 15-years old. During the investigation, it was … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE

On May 4, 2015, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a criminal complaint of child abuse along the 2000 block of Highway E, in Lincoln County. According to the victim’s mother, she woke up that morning and … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY MAN ASSAULTED WITH A VEHICLE JACK HANDLE

During the early morning hours of May 12, 2015, deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to Mercy Hospital Lincoln of Troy for a report of an assault. Deputies spoke with the victim who stated his cousin, 22-year old, … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY FUGITIVE CAUGHT, GIRL FRIEND CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED ASSAULT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT

In the early morning hours of May 14, 2015, detective and patrol deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, received information that 28-year old fugitive, Wade Braungardt, of Lincoln County was staying at the residence along the 200 block of … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY MAN CHARGED FOR ENTICING A CHILD

Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a criminal complaint of child molestation. According to the female victim, 41-year old, Randal Eugene Matthews, of Lincoln County, routinely solicited oral sex from her since February of this year. Throughout … Continue reading

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEADS TO STABBING; FIRST DEGREE MURDER CHARGE

Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a murder that took place Sunday night along the First block of Creekview Court, in Moscow Mills (Lincoln County). Lincoln County Central Communications received a 911 call at 11:12 PM Sunday … Continue reading

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ELSBERRY MAN CHARGED WITH NINE COUNTS OF DEVIATE SEX CRIMES AGAINST A CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS OLD

On April 28, 2015, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a criminal complaint of child molestation of a girl under the age of 14. According to the victim, 52-year old, Mark Brian Jameson, of Elsberry (Lincoln County), sexually molested … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOR METH DISTRIBUTION

Lincoln County Narcotic Detectives received liable information from a community member on Monday, April 27, 2015, that 42-year old, Chad K. Smith, of Lincoln County, was attempting to sell methamphetamine near at hotel in Troy, from his Dodge Ram. Detectives … Continue reading

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WOMAN RUNS OVER BOYFRIEND, CHARGED WITH INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER

MEDIA RELEASE SENT ON BEHALF OF MAJOR CASE SQUAD: On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was called to investigate a suspicious death of 52-year old, William Solomon Horstman, of Foley (Lincoln County). According to … Continue reading

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SECOND ANNUAL JAVA WITH JOHN

In May, Sheriff John Cottle encourages all Lincoln County Citizens to visit the Sheriff Office for a cup of coffee in an informal setting. Sheriff Cottle will provide a brief outline of what is happening at the Sheriff’s Office and … Continue reading

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