Sheriff David M. Carpenter

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Thrown Rock Breaks Windshield of Vehicle on Highway 321

Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an incident where a large rock was thrown from the side of Highway 321, crashed through the windshield of a 1996 GMC pickup truck and injured the passenger.

 Charles Edward Self of Old Stage Hwy, Reigelwood, NC, the driver, told Detective Lt. Tim Johnson that the vehicle was traveling northbound on Highway 321 between Mile Marker 20 and Mile Marker 24 around 7:00 p.m.when the rock came crashing through the windshield striking the passenger in the stomach.  The rock was about 5 and 5 inches and weighed about one pound.

 Pearlie Nailer, 56, of Rock Creek Road, NE in Leland, NC. , the victim, told officers he and the driver did not see anyone standing along the highway and there was no other traffic near where the incident occurred.   Mr. Nailer was transported to CMC-Lincoln where he was treated and released.

 Lt. Johnson said, “Someone’s life could have easily been taken in an incident like the one last night.”  He asks that anyone with information about the incident contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or call Crime Stopper’s at 704-736-8909. 

We don’t want your name just your information.  And for that you may qualify for a reward of up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest

 
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New Rules When Applying for Gun Permits

 

 

  • Applications for pistol purchase permits may be submitted in person at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office with payment of the $5.00 fee per permit.  There is no limit on the amount of permits that can be purchased.  There is no limit on the number of gun permits that can be purchase at one time.

 

  • The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, as a convenience and courtesy to the public, is also accepting on-line applications submitted through a private company's on-line application procedure. This option is strictly VOLUNTARY and any handling fee is between the company and the applicant.

 

  • The $5.00 fee is payable for each pistol permit application received.
 
 

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