Category Archives: Archived Press Releases

ARSONIST HITS HIGHWAY WW STORAGE COMPANY; INVESTIGATORS ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC’S HELP

Around 3:30 AM today, deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 700 block of Highway WW reference a vehicle on fire. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the gate’s padlock, to a county storage facility, was cut and a … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH ELDER ABUSE

On June 29, 2015, deputies were dispatched to the first block of Aldein Lane, in Troy (Lincoln County), in reference to a sexual assault. When deputies arrived, they spoke with the victim, a 62-year old woman. According to the victim, … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF STATUTORY SODOMY

On June 15, 2015, Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a complaint of child molestation that occurred during the month, along the first block of Jody, Drive, in Foley. According to the female victim, under 17-years of … Continue reading

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SHERIFF COTTLE THANKS BUSINESSES, AGENCIES AND INDIVIDUALS FOR SUPPORTING THE 2015 YOUTH CAMP

Dear Lincoln County Residents, Each year, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office hosts a Fifth Grade youth summer camp, which is open to all Fifth Graders within the county. Organizing two two-week youth camps require the Sheriff’s Office to plan, and … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY MAN DISCHARGES HANDGUN IN TRAILER, STRIKES ANOTHER

During the late hours of May 29, 2015, deputies responded to the first block of Blue Bunting Circle, in Lincoln County, for a possible assault involving a firearm. Upon arriving, the victim told deputies he was struck in the left … Continue reading

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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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It is my pleasure to present the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Five-Year Strategic Plan. Its purpose is to help the organization do a better job and get everyone working together to achieve our goals. This plan will serve as a roadmap for moving from where we are today to where we would like to be in the future. It will help keep the organization on track, and responsive to change while remaining faithful to its mission, vision, and core values.

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Lincoln County Sheriff Five Year Plan