Lincoln County Has First Murder of 2013

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by Kathryn Searles

Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives responded to the county's first homicide of the year Saturday afternoon.

The deputies responded to the 1200 block of Rosehill Drive, Lincolnton around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Terry White, 54, called 911, saying he had shot his wife, Ruby White, and was threatening to take his own life. 

The first deputies arriving on the scene encountered White who was still armed.  He dropped the weapon but still resisted the officers who had to use a taser to bring White under control and take him into custody.


The 39 year old victim was found lying in the residence with a gunshot wound to the head.

SBI, Lincoln County EMS and Crouse Fire Department also responded to the scene.

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