Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies extradited a former Lincoln County man from Florida on child sexual assault charges. 61-year-old Gary Edward Pyne of Beverly Hills, Florida, is charged with two felony counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of secret peeping.
A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective was assigned the case on June 21, 2021 after the Department of Social Services filed a complaint with the Sheriff’s Office. The complaint stated the victim reported to her parents about inappropriate touching when she was nine or ten-years-old. The incidents occurred when Gary Edward Pyne was living in the Iron Station area of Lincoln County. The victim was known by the suspect.
Working with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents in Citrus County, Florida, enough evidence was gathered to place Pyne under arrest. Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents arrested Pyne at his home and placed him in the Citrus County, Florida Detention Center as a fugitive from North Carolina.
Pyne refused extradition to North Carolina from Florida. An extradition hearing was held, and Pyne was ordered returned to North Carolina. He was picked up in Citrus County, Florida by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies and returned to the state Tuesday (July 27). Pyne was jailed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond. He is not currently listed as an inmate in Lincoln County. A District Court appearance is scheduled for August 18.