CHILD PORNOGRAPHY STING LEADS TO THE ARREST OF A LINCOLN COUNTY MAN

In early March 2017, Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, St. Charles County Internet Crimes against Children and the Homeland Security Investigations Cybercrimes Child Exploitation Unit began an online conversation with 38-year-old Joshua Wood, of Elsberry. Wood, using the … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH STATUTORY RAPE AND SODOMY OF A CHILD

On February 27, 2017, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a criminal complaint of statutory rape of a female under the age of 14-years-old. According to the reporting party, a female under the age of 14-years-old disclosed … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH STATUTORY RAPE OF A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 14

On February 22, 2017, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a possible child rape case after the victim’s father found handwritten notes from 37-year-old, John Lance Stover, of Lincoln County, which disclosed inappropriate sexual contact of a … Continue reading

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE ASKING FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IDENTIFYING HAWK POINT BURGLARY SUSPECT

On February 19, 2017, around 4 a.m., an unknown suspect broke a rear window and entered the Phillips 66 Gas Station in Hawk Point. The store owner said they caught the suspect on surveillance video stealing three cartons of cigarettes … Continue reading

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FIFTEENTH ANNUAL YOUTH CAMP APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 27, 2017

THIS PAGE WILL UPDATE IN JANUARY 2018 For the fifteenth straight year, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will host two two-week youth camps for our county’s graduating Fifth Graders. For the past several months, the Sheriff’s Office Community Services Unit … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED ENTICEMENT OF A CHILD LIVING IN WISCONSIN

In April 2016, detectives with St. Charles County Cyber Crimes Task Force and Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children began an investigation after receiving a complaint from Chippewa Falls Police Department, in Wisconsin, that 51-year-old William M. Emerson was attempting to … Continue reading

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EXPECT DELAYS AT THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Last night around 8 p.m., employees with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office noticed a large amount of water in the recreation room of the jail. Volunteered inmates and facility employees have worked through the night to isolate the water line … Continue reading

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THREE CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

On February 8, 2017, the Lincoln County Drug Task Force obtained a search warrant for a residence along the 400 block of West Third Street, in Moscow Mills, in reference to illegal narcotic activity. Upon arriving at the residence, detectives … Continue reading

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Proposition Safe and Secure

Sheriff John Cottle is asking any group, person, family or interested person to call 636-295-4090 for a schedule a tour of the Sheriff’s Office and Jail.

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CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS LINCOLN COUNTY BURGLAR?

On Monday, January 16, 2017, deputies responded to the 2700 block of South Highway W, in Lincoln County reference a residential stealing. The victim told deputies an unknown person entered his barn overnight and took approximately $3,900 worth of tools … Continue reading

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