Lincoln County Business Owner Guilty of State Tax Charges

Date:  August 22, 2007

A Lincoln County businessman pleaded guilty recently to charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Coy O. Jones, Jr. of Lincolnton pleaded guilty on Aug. 22, 2007 to failure to file the state sales and use and withholding taxes. Jones was the operator of Big J. Drive Inn in Lincolnton, which is now closed.

Judge Larry J. Wilson issued Jones two, 24-day suspended sentences and placed him on supervised probation for four years. Jones must pay court costs and $16,095 in restitution. The charges against Jones are the result of efforts by the Department’s Hickory Collections Office.

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