Gaston & Catawba

Teens charged with Lincoln Co. break-ins

Two teens have been charged with break-ins to Lincoln County businesses on May 1, authorities said today.

The break-ins were at the Ranch House Restaurant and Hampton Wrecker Service, both on Reepsville Road in Lincolnton.

Joshua Nash Gardner, 17, of Lincolnton, and a juvenile who was 15 when the crimes were committed, were charged with two felony counts each of breaking and entering a building and two counts of felony larceny, authorities said.