Eclectic Lady

Vale, NC

#1 Mar 27, 2014
Curious if anyone else saw the massive police presence near Goodwill in LNC about hour ago?? Squad cars racing by, officers standing near vehicles with assault rifles....looked like Goodwill was closed or in type of lock-down mode.
Eclectic Lady

Vale, NC

#2 Mar 27, 2014
Just heard there was a woman found dead on Salem Church Rd....
reader

Lawndale, NC

#3 Mar 28, 2014
yes, behind the Goodwill is the apts listed in the story below

WCNC news stated...
LINCOLNTON, N.C.– A SWAT standoff in Lincolnton ends with officers shooting and killing the suspect.

Police responded to the Colonial Village Apartments Thursday night to question a man about his estranged wife, Tara Lynn
Osburn, 39, who was found dead around 6 p.m. Thursday.
Authorities say when an officer spotted the suspect, Anthony Ray Osburn, 40, in the parking lot and tried to stop him he shot at the officer and ran into the Lantern Ridge Apartments.
Memorial Service for her

Casar, NC

#4 Mar 31, 2014
Lincolnton-Tara Lynn Clark Osburn, age 39, of Lincolnton passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at her residence. She was born May 18, 1974 in Maricopa County, AZ to Melborne “Mel” Clark and Ramona D. Clark of Norwalk, CT.
Besides her parents, she is survived by two sons, Anthony Clark and Kodi Clark, and one daughter, Shannon Osburn, all of Lincolnton, one sister, Brandi Schaffer of Michigan and three nieces.
Memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM at E. F. Drum Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service.
E. F. Drum Funeral Home is serving the Clark and Osborn family.
tammy lesine

Clayton, NC

#6 Apr 2, 2014
reader wrote:
yes, behind the Goodwill is the apts listed in the story below
WCNC news stated...
LINCOLNTON, N.C.– A SWAT standoff in Lincolnton ends with officers shooting and killing the suspect.
Police responded to the Colonial Village Apartments Thursday night to question a man about his estranged wife, Tara Lynn
Osburn, 39, who was found dead around 6 p.m. Thursday.
Authorities say when an officer spotted the suspect, Anthony Ray Osburn, 40, in the parking lot and tried to stop him he shot at the officer and ran into the Lantern Ridge Apartments.
well the way I see it if they was going to just question him why did they get into a shootout with him that put other people in danger,and the police thought he was guilty of killing his wife before they knew the facts to start with.if you ask me they wanted to kill my brother and they did just that.if they didn't they would have just wounded him.my brother was in a fight for his life,with the police that day,and he felt like he was not going to be treated fairly by police,my brother was not a bad person he just made a bad mistake if he did it.just cause he said he killed his wife it doesn't make it so.noone wins in the end both families has lost in this someone that was very dear to them and that they loved.the only winners in this the police cause they killed my brother.they put my brother in a spot of do or die and my brother died.the police gave up on tring to talk to my brother so he gave up on talking to them.i feel and believe strongly that what happened last Friday could have been handled better,between my brother and the police.and why would he kill his wife and there is no record of abuse between the couple.that don't make sence.i know brother better than anyone we were very close and brother was a very good man.everyone makes mistakes but everyone acts like they are perfect.my brother would have died for his wife and family so why would he kill her.
tammy lesine

Clayton, NC

#7 Apr 2, 2014
they say my brother Anthony ray osburn admitted to killing his wife tara lynn osburn,well I wonder if they tested his clothing for her blood after they klled him,cause if he killed her like they say he did and he killed her outside and it was windy that day he would have had her blood allover him,and no one said that they seen blood on him before the police killed.and trust me I know my shit when it comes to this and blood,and being shot.and if they didn't test his clothing to see if her blood was them ,then that make the police no better than murderer they are calling my brother,forensic testing will tell it all.but the truth of 2 fatal days will come out,and when it does,and it proves my brother didn't shot and kill his wife then my gut feeling was right,then the police will have to clear my brothers name.but then it will be to late cause you cant bring my brother back,i know my brother didn't kill his wife,and I will not stop till I prove it to everyone in Lincolnton nc.even the police will be proving wong on this cause I have hired people to prove it.and the clothes he was wearing that day will be tested.did they match bullet from her body to the gun that my brother had hell no they didn't.and they know they didn't,and if they say they did they are a damn lie.
tammy lesine

Clayton, NC

#8 Apr 2, 2014
let me tell you a little history on tara lynn osburn,he had a history of pulling guns and knifes on my brother,cause she had a temper,and when he didn't give her,her way she would pull and knife on him and r to stab him,when she couldn't get him to give her money to preocets pain pills he would steal them from job,that she was fired from.so trust me tara is not the only vitctim in this,ok I think she pulled a gun on my brother that day and they struggled over it and it went off.my brother told me she had a very bad temper and she was always pulling and gun or knife on him and he told me that one day he was afraid that she was going to kill him.and I told him that he need to have her put in jail,and he told me know cause he loved her that was his wife.and because of this bullshit both are dead and it is her own damn fault.i want the police to show me proof that my brother killed his wife,until I don't believe it,and I don't care who likes it.cause my brother was kind,loving,gentle,he was harmless,he would never hurt anyone.i am his sister I knew him better than anyone.and I know for a fact that he would not have done this.
tammy lesine

Clayton, NC

#9 Apr 3, 2014
well it was over kill on the part of the police they shoot my brother over 40 times hell no they wanted to kill my brother.and they did just that but I am not going to let it go.i am going to have somebody job,at the end of this.as long as I am breathing I will get justice for my brother.
Neighbor Lantern Ridge

Newton, NC

#10 Apr 3, 2014
I live at lantern ridge and we had to leave our homes because of this your brother ran pass me caring a gun shooting at the officer we could hear them pleading with him trying to help him to put the gun down I know you are hurt but really im not sure where you are getting your information but maybe you should talk to the neighbors before you go blasting people we could hear some of this and it was the worst thing I have ever seen. Maybe your doing this out of hurt or maybe you are just ignorant but let them rest in peace and the poor lady was at her own house im sure her family is hurting to then you are going to talk about her like that don't quote something he might have told you unless you seen it for your self. Not only are you hurt by your bothers actions but others are to think of us living over here having to be reminded of it everyday when we pull in , or maybe those officers that begged your brother to put the gun down as he shot at them , im sure they don't enjoy just going around shooting people . this really is non of business but I couldn't just not say anything because you are wrong but don't get me wrong I know you are hurt but don't blame anybody for this but the person who is responsible .
tammy lesine

Clayton, NC

#11 Apr 4, 2014
well let me start by saying I apologize for my commets and you are right,i do need to blame my brother Anthony ray osburn,cause he made a choice that took the life of his wife and that cost him his life.and I apologize for the hell you all had to go throught that night,my brothe put other people in danger because of his action that fatal day when all he had to do was give up and be man.in the past 72 hours ihave learned a lot about my brother tht I didn't know,and now that I know the police had to do there job,and I am just thankful that no one else got hurt in his madness.you are right I am only going on what he told me about his wife,she was a good person and a loving person,she was a great mother and wife and my brother was wrong for all that he did that day and that night up til he was killed.i guess I just didn't want to believe that my brother murder his wife in coldblood.i am sorry that you all in the in the neighborhood had to go through that.my heart goes out to the law enforcement in your town I know they wanted it to end peacefully but my brother did not,and they had to do there job and keep everyone else in the area safe from him,even if it meant killing him.i am hurting but he did this to hisself.but I can't keep blaming everyone else for what he did.i know where you are coming from cause I have been in a situation like that before and it was scary as hell.i am angry at my brother and if he was still a live I would beat his ass for this crap that he has put two families throught as well as his own children.
Brandi

Cherryville, NC

#12 Apr 5, 2014
Yea I was scared my step son an his mom live there, that couldn't leave an were asked to stay in doors, WHATS GOUN ON WITH THE WORLD!!!
tammy lesine

Clayton, NC

#13 Apr 6, 2014
all I ask for both families is for no one to post harsh comments cause for one none of us was there,we don't know why or what caused it to happen.but I will say this,a person can only take somemuch till they snap,the last time I talked to my brother was on march 18th,9 days before this happened and my brother told me somethings that iwill take to my grave of the things that was going with him and his wife.and I can see why it happened but wish it didn't,and if I would have known where he was living in nc I would have been there to stop it from happening cause I would have taking the bullets for tara and my brother Anthony that fatal night,just to show him that someone did care for him and love him.he felt alone when his wife stopped loving and his daughter did want to live with him anymore so he did what he felt he had to do at the time,and at time he felt it was worth it,but he wasn't thinking about the after math of him doing this,and all the people he would hurt cause he was hurting and he wanted them to hurt just like he was.i think he went to talk to her that thrusday and when she told him she didn't love him anymore and nolonger wanted to be with him and she was filing for a divorce and that his daughter was going to stay with her he just snapped.and when he did what he did he knew there was no coming back from it so he had a show down with the police,and got killed cause he didn't want to spend the rest of his life in prison.he made a choice that his family has to live with as well as her family and his children.every body is hollowing look at what he did to your family name,well the way I see it you have to have a family inorder to have a a family name to ruin,his father fced up the family name years ago,so he didn't o anything to the family name that hasn't already ben done,years earlier by his family.i don't give a fuck about the osburn name,the only thing I gave a fuck about was the people who died that fatal day,that is it,and the people whois hurting behide this senseless mess.it is just a name tat has ment shit for many years now.
Neighbor Lantern Ridge

Charlotte, NC

#14 Apr 6, 2014
Tammy no one is mad at you we know you are going through all this pain of loosing two people at the same time. We just wanted you to see the other side they begged him from 830 til 1230 we just wanted you to know they really did try... I cant imagine what your family is going through right now but we will pray for you and hope that you can find peace with what happened ..
Tad

Lincolnton, NC

#15 Apr 7, 2014
Good job swat team!!!! Love it when they take out trash!!!!
reader

Boone, NC

#16 Apr 7, 2014
Tad wrote:
Good job swat team!!!! Love it when they take out trash!!!!
Dictionary dot com,
TAD definition = a small child, especially a boy.

So the best thing you can do now is go tell mommy you were on topix being a bad little boy and now need a good whipping form daddy's belt.( WHACK!)

GROW UP !!

Once that is done I think you need to apologize to the above poster ( that is the sister to this man that got shot.)
That was just plain old being mean to call him, or anyone else at all, trash.
tammy lesine

Durham, NC

#17 Apr 8, 2014
Tad wrote:
Good job swat team!!!! Love it when they take out trash!!!!
well let me say this to you my brother was a good person and he made a mistake that took two people from me that I dearly loved,and trust me my brother was not trash.and it takes pretty trashy person to say something like that,but hey all that matters is I know who my brother was,and people cansay what they want to.my god bless you and small minded self.
tammy lesine

Durham, NC

#18 Apr 8, 2014
Neighbor Lantern Ridge wrote:
Tammy no one is mad at you we know you are going through all this pain of loosing two people at the same time. We just wanted you to see the other side they begged him from 830 til 1230 we just wanted you to know they really did try... I cant imagine what your family is going through right now but we will pray for you and hope that you can find peace with what happened ..
thank you my brother made a choice that left a lot of chaso and painful words and terror to people around him.he made a choice to kill his wife and to be killed by the police.yes I am hurting but I see the big picture now,and I am thankful that no one else got hurt or killed behide his madness.and no one should put the police in a position to where they have to take a life and I feel for the pfficers who had to take him down,as well as for the people who had to leave there homes for there safety and the safety of there families.my brother was a good person ,but he was hard to get along with,and all of his actions that night not only hurt those who loved her but those who loved him as well,he was heartless,and I tried to tell him that one day his temper and anger was to get hurt and him killed,if he didn't get help before it was to late.i just wish that day I would have been there to protect him from his self,and to keep him from killing his wife,cause that night he would have had to kill me to cause I would not have let him kill her.i love my brother for many reason,but at the sametime right now I hate him for what he has done to both families but mostly what he done to his kids.and if he truly loved his wife he would have been a man and just walked away,and gave her time alone to see if they were truly meant to be.but he choice to take her life and it kills me to know now that he is gone,he is laughting at all of us from the grave cause he left us to deal with his mess,and try to make it right for both families,my children are hurting so bad from hearing peoples harsh comments about there uncle,and they ask me yesterday mama why do they call my uncle a murdered and I didn't lie to them I told them because he got mad at his wife cause she would no longer take his abuse and he shoy and killed her for his on selfish needs.i lived in an abusive relationship for many years,and it almost cost me my life in 1996,when my ex kicked in my door and shot me 2 times and stabbed me 16 time and then he hit me in the head with a hammer 3 times.i died in surgery 6 times and my baby girl was born 8 weeks early.and I take god everyday that I made it and my daughter made she is gradutating from high school this.i just wish she would have reported the abuse to the police and had him arrested everytime that he hit her forcing him to help for his angerand his drinking.i want to thank everyone for prayers in this difficult time for both families and all of those that want to post comments like way to go swat you took out the trash well one day they will come and take out your trashy ass.
tammy lesine

Durham, NC

#19 Apr 8, 2014
to the guy that said way to go swat team,you took out the trash well oneday the swat team is going to come and take out your trashy ass and I hope I am around to see it.
tammy lesine

Durham, NC

#20 Apr 8, 2014
may god bless my family and her family but most of all the children.i hate that my brother did this,but we need to find the streghten to carry on for my family known our brother was a murderer and for family known that my brother killed their daughter,sister and mother.me myself I cant speak for my whole family I will carry the guilt of knowing that my brother did this,and that he needed help,and refused to get it.but I blame his father for this my brother grew up watching his father beat on women and he thought it was ok,but abuse is never ok.and to all the women out there if you are being abused don't become my sister in law say something get help,and men out there if you are abusing your wife and children and /or girlfriend stop it before you become my brother,if you truly love them you don't abuse them.and if you are and the best thing you can do is leave them alone and get help for yourself. men and women abuse is never ok,you don't hurt the one's you say you love cause that is not love.

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