Lincoln County Man Charged with Assault on a Juvenile by Strangulation

A Lincoln County man was arrested Tuesday (January 21, 2020) on a charge of assault by strangulation.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a report regarding the assault on December 10, 2019.  The 14-year-old juvenile had red marks on the front and sides of his neck which were still visible the day after the assault.  The victim and juvenile witnesses were interviewed at the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center where they disclosed details of the incident.

Ricky Scott Featherstone
Photo by LCSO

Detective K. Harrington took Ricky Scott Featherstone, Sr., 39, Halite Lane, Iron Station, NC .into custody on January 21, 2020, at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.  He was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and charged with one felony count of assault by strangulation. He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $2,500 secured bond.   Featherstone has a first appearance hearing in Lincoln County District Court on January 22, 2020.

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