41-year old James Matthew Allen of Taylorsville was arrested overnight and charged with unauthorized use…
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are searching for an expensive piece of construction equipment that was stolen from a construction site off Startown Road.
On Monday (June 19) deputies were dispatched to the site where new homes are being built. The site manager told officers that a red in color 2020 model Dingo Ditch Witch was stolen from the site around 1:30 a.m. on June 19, 2023.
A tracking device on the vehicle indicated the equipment was at a location on Robinson Road in Newton. Catawba County Sheriff’s deputies checked that location and located a GPS unit that had been removed from the equipment but the Ditch Witch, valued at $65,000 was still missing.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the equipment or possible suspects is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202, or the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.