Lincolnton man arrested on child sex charge

LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- A man with an extensive criminal history is behind bars again, this time accused of inappropriately touching a juvenile.

Lincolnton Police began investigating after a report was filed on Monday, July 21, accusing 31-year-old Dwayne Bercell Sledge, Jr., AKA "New York", of engaging in decent liberties with a child.

A warrant was obtained Thursday, and police located Sledge and arrested him early Friday morning.

Sledge, whose criminal history includes marijuana and crack cocaine charges, resisting arrest and a weapon charge, is charged with indecent liberties with a child. He was booked in to the Lincoln County Jail under a $20,500 bond.


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