27-year-old Paul Eric Lamkin, Jr. of Maiden Highway in Lincolnton was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts apiece of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling. Lamkin is also charged with discharging a firearm into occupied property causing serious bodily injury.
Lamkin is charged in connection to a shooting incident August 5 that left a woman and her seven-year-old child injured. He was arrested Monday (August 17) by Gaston County Sheriff’s deputies when he was released from Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. He was transported to the Gaston-Lincoln County line where he was turned over to Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies.
Lamkin is accused of shooting into a dwelling on Noles Circle north of Lincolnton. During the incident, bullets struck a 33-year-old Maiden woman and her daughter. Lamkin then fled the scene and ran through a wooded area off Horseshoe Lake Road. While fleeing, he fell from a 50-foot cliff in an abandoned quarry. He was carried out of the quarry by Lincoln County EMS and transported to Caromont in Gastonia. The mother and daughter were transported to Atrium Health – Main.
Lamkin was transported to the Lincoln County magistrate’s office on a true bill of indictment handed down by the Lincoln County Grand Jury. He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center without bond and his next appearance before a judge is scheduled in Superior Court September 1.