HAVE YOU SEEN THIS SEX OFFENDER: JAMES LESLIE BURT

Sheriff John Cottle is asked the Lincoln County community for help in locating absconded sex offender, 48-year-old James Leslie Burt, of Troy. In March 2011, Burt was convicted of First Degree Child Molestation of a female victim under the age … Continue reading

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TENNESSEE WOMAN AND NEW MELLE MAN CHARGED WITH CHILD SEX CRIME IN LINCOLN COUNTY

On June 9, 2016, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the first block of Tall Tree Ln, in Foley, for a possible sexual offense involving a child under the age of 15-years-old. According to the reporting … Continue reading

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2016 Senior Citizens Academy

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with The Lincoln County Council on Aging (LCCOA), in Troy, will host the 2016 Senior Citizens Academy. This three day academy will begin on, Monday, July 25 and run through Wednesday, July 27, … Continue reading

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SUSSETTE BENHARDT BELIEVED TO BE THE VICTIM OF FOUL PLAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2016 On June 23, 2016, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating two missing adults, 50-year-old William Benhardt, of Lincoln County and 50-year-old Sussette Benhardt who were last seen at Snow Hill Nursery that morning. … Continue reading

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THE SEARCH FOR SUSSETTE BENHARDT CONTINUES

On June 23, 2016, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating two missing adults, 50-year-old William Benhardt, of Lincoln County and 50-year-old Sussette Benhardt who were last seen at Snow Hill Nursery, which they own. Witnesses told investigators they saw … Continue reading

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HUSBAND FOUND DEAD, WIFE MISSING IN LINCOLN COUNTY

On June 23, 2016, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating two missing adults. According to the reporting party, 50-year-old William Benhardt, of Lincoln County and 50-year-old Sussette Benhardt were last seen at Snow Hill Nursery, which they own. Investigators … Continue reading

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TWO LINCOLN COUNTY PERSONS CHARGED WITH HINDERING PROSECUTION

On June 9, 2016, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was seeking 21-year-old Jacob Slates, of Troy, in connection with felony property damage and felony assault that occurred along Stonebluff Court in unincorporated Lincoln County with a motor vehicle. Through the … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY BURGLARY SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

On May 26, 2016, investigators with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a burglary along the 1500 block of Braungardt Lane, in unincorporated Lincoln County. According to the victim, a chainsaw, cordless drills and other power equipment was taken … Continue reading

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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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