Two suspects charged in connection to Lincolnton home invasions

Arrested: David Nixon, Jr. and Issac Gillespie

The Lincolnton Police Department have arrested two suspects in connection to three separate home invasion robberies.

Police say the home invasions have targeted Hispanic male victims. The investigation has been going on since the middle of August.

The first suspect, David Nizon, Jr., was arrested on Thursday, August 25. He was charged with two counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of first degree burglary, one count of second degree kidnapping and one count of assault by pointing a gun.

Nixon was taken in front of a Lincoln Co. Magistrate on Friday for the charges where he received a secured bond of $150,000 and was placed in the Lincoln Co. Jail. His first court appearance for the charges was on Friday. Police say he has only traffic related convictions.

The second suspect, Issac Gillespie, AKA "Spiderman," was arrested on Friday, August 26. Gillespie was charged with two counts of first degree burglary and one count of strong arm robbery.

He received a $75,000 secured bond and was placed in the Lincoln Co. Jail. His first court appearance was scheduled for Monday, August 29.

Gillespie has prior convictions for second degree burglary, felony larceny after breaking and entering, obtaining property by false pretense, conspire to obtain property by false pretense, sell/deliver controlled substance, schedule II, felony larceny after breaking and entering, obtaining property by false pretense, conspire to obtain property by false pretense, sell / deliver controlled substance, schedule II, felony possession of stolen goods, injury to real property, second degree trespassing, first degree trespassing, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting a public officer.  

The cases are active and more arrests are expected. 

“It is believed that the offenders conspired to target Hispanic males as targets in these crimes.  We believe that there may be additional victims that have not reported these crimes do to the fact that the victims in these cases, Hispanic males, are sometimes reluctant to go to the police when victimized,” says Jason Munday, Lieutenant over Criminal Investigations and Narcotics Division with the Lincolnton Police Department.  “From the investigation it was determined who the major suspects are but we are still unsure of the total number and identify of all of the victims.  We are confident there will be additional arrests in these cases.” 

“Sgt. Dennis Harris , Det. Brandon Hunsucker, along with several patrol officers with the Lincolnton Police Department, and detectives and patrol officers with the Cherryville Police Department worked very hard on this case.  The hard work of these officers paid off as two of the offenders have been arrested.  We expect the other offenders to be identified and arrested soon,” says Lt. Munday. 

If anyone knows of any information about this case or any other criminal or narcotics cases, they are asked to contact the Lincolnton Police Department at (704) 736-8900 or contact the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Crimestoppers at (704) 736-8909.  Any calls made to Crimestoppers can be made anonymously and the caller is eligible for up to a $1,000.00 reward if the information given leads to an arrest. 

If anyone has any questions about this case, please contact Sgt. Dennis Harris of the Lincolnton Police Department at (704) 736-8900.