Tag Archives: Belmont NC

Man Charged With Murder After Drunk Driving Crash

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – A Belmont man was arrested on several charges including second-degree murder after a fatal accident in Gaston County on Tuesday night. Levi Bacot, 26, was originally arrested on six different charges, including DWI and driving while license revoked. …Read More

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Babysitter Charged After Leaving Kids In Running Van

BELMONT, N.C. — (AP) Police say a baby sitter has been arrested after she left three young children in a running van at a Wal-Mart while she spoke to a man about buying a car. Authorities said that two people in …Read More

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2 In Custody, 1 On The Run After Shooting In Walmart Parking Lot

BELMONT, N.C. — Police have two people in custody following a shooting at the Walmart parking lot in Belmont. Officers are still searching for the driver who fled in an abandoned green Jeep Cherokee, which has since been recovered.  Police …Read More

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Illegally Dumped Substance Has Been Discovered In Belmont Wastewater Plant

BELMONT, N.C. — Staff at Belmont’s wastewater treatment plant discovered Monday a suspected illegal substance had been dumped into a grease trap at 700 Park St., which is connected to the city’s sanitary sewer system.  That is the address of the …Read More

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Woman Killed By Drunk Driver Who Was Texting While Driving

BELMONT, N.C. – Troopers say Lavon Ramsey has died after being hit by a car in Belmont around noon on Saturday. Troopers say the driver of the car, Belinda Strange Hudspeth, was driving an SUV when it ran off the right side …Read More

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Man Shooting Squirrels Triggered Lockdown At Local School

BELMONT, N.C. – Police in Belmont say a man shooting at squirrels sparked a temporary lockdown at an elementary school in Gaston County. According to the Belmont Police Department, officers got a call from the Gaston County Police Department around 8:39 …Read More

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Standoff In Belmont Drug Store Ends With Slew Of Charges For Gastonia Man

BELMONT, N.C. – Police in Belmont say a gunman who was holed up inside a CVS Pharmacy has come out and surrendered to investigators. Edward Scott Russ, 46, of Gastonia, took the three employees inside the store hostage. Russ was charged …Read More

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Investigating An Assault, Belmont PD Uncover Meth Lab

BELMONT, N.C. — Belmont police arrested Tammy Dillard, 43, and Gary Brewster, 47 for running a meth lab from a Gaston County home. Initially, police were called to the area on a suspected sexual assault.  They went to a home on …Read More

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3-Year Old Removed From Gaston County Meth Lab

BELMONT, N.C. – Officials in Belmont are investigating after a tip led them to a meth lab at a home Wednesday. They say a 3-year-old boy was also at the home. Around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Belmont Police, along with officials from the …Read More

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Man Tried To Steal Beer From Walmart 3 Days In A Row

BELMONT, N.C. – A Belmont man is in jail after police say he tried to steal beer three times in three days. According to arrest warrants, Wayne Royal Deese Jr. hit the same store each time in search of Icehouse …Read More

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Man Tried Blackmail To Get Teenaged Girl To Have Sex With Him

BELMONT, N.C. – A 20-year-old man has been arrested after police say he threatened to show nude photos of a teenager unless she agreed to have sex with him. Quinton James Reeves of Belmont was charged with extortion. According to …Read More

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Belmont Landlord Charged With Secret Peeping, Tenant Victimized

BELMONT, N.C. – Belmont police say they arrested a landlord in connection with a complaint that he had set up a video camera and recorded one of his tenants. Police Chief Charlie Franklin said officers responded to a complaint from …Read More

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