SHERIFF ASKING FOR COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE LOCATING LEON LEONARD

Sheriff John Cottle is asking the community for assistance in locating Leon Leonard, a known Lincoln County habitual felon. Leonard currently has a warrant for his arrest for a probation violation and he is evading law enforcement. Leonard’s last known … Continue reading

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ELSBERRY MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR STEALING $37,000 IN EQUIPMENT

During the morning of May 12, 2016, investigators with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a stealing along the first block of Bickel Hollow Road, in unincorporated Lincoln County. According to the property owner, he noticed the front gate … Continue reading

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HAWK POINT MAN ASSAULTS DETECTIVES

+ During the late morning of May 18, 2016, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to a trailer along the 500 block of Walnut Street, in Hawk Point, in an attempt to make contact with a resident in … Continue reading

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National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization May 23 through June 5, 2016

Click It or Ticket is the most successful seat belt enforcement campaign ever, helping to increase the national seat belt usage rate. Coast to coast, day or night, the message is simple – Click It or Ticket. The Lincoln County … Continue reading

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UPDATE: BALLISTIC TESTS HELPS IDENTIFY THE 2015 SOUTH CHANTILLY SHOOTER; SUSPECT CHARGED

On September 15, 2015, around 11:15 PM, deputies responded to the area of South Chantilly and Ethington Road, in Moscow Mills (unincorporated Lincoln County) for a report of a person discharging a firearm at a motor vehicle traveling south along … Continue reading

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FLORISSANT MAN FOUND UNCONSCIOUS ON HUMPHREY ROAD

During the early morning hours of May 14, a Lincoln County citizen informed deputies there was an unconscious man slumped over the wheel of his vehicle sitting on Humphrey Road, near Highway MM, in Moscow Mills. When deputies arrived, they … Continue reading

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UNDERCOVER WEAPON PURCHASE LEADS TO THE ARREST OF AN ELSBERRY MAN

On February 26, the Lincoln County Drug Task Force and the St. Charles County Drug Task Force, coordinated a firearm purchase from 54-year-old Phillip Webster, of Elsberry. Through a mutual friend of Webster’s, he met with an undercover detective and … Continue reading

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UNDERCOVER DRUG BUY LEADS TO ARREST

In late February, the Lincoln County Drug Task Force and the St. Charles County Drug Task Force, coordinated a drug purchase from 31-year-old Terrell Mathis, of Elsberry. Through a mutual friend, Mathis met with an undercover detective from St. Charles … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH CHILD SEX CRIME

In February 2016, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating an alleged sexual assault of a 10-year-old female in northern Lincoln County. During an interview, the victim told forensic investigators that 44-year-old Frank Soles, of Silex (unincorporated Lincoln … Continue reading

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CAPTURED: ABSCONDING SEX OFFENDER, ADAM IRVIN

On April 15, 2016, Sheriff John Cottle asked the community for help in locating absconded sex offender, 36-year-old Adam Wayne Irvin. Several community tips came through the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, which led detectives with the Sex Offender Compliance Unit … Continue reading

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