Crime & Courts

Missing Lincoln County teen found safe

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said a missing 15-year-old has been found and is safe.

Authorities said Wednesday that the teen, Tyler Lee McNeil, was just where they thought he might be – in Burke County.

McNeil was located by Burke County authorities Tuesday. He had been reported missing Friday night, last seen at his home on Hilltop Road near Lincolnton.

The sheriff’s office said the teen had moved recently to Lincoln County, and authorities thought he might be in either Burke or Caldwell counties.