Tag Archives: Gaston County

Drunk Woman Crashes Into River With Children In Car

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — State troopers arrested a Gastonia woman after she crashed her car into the South Fork River while her children were in the back seat. Connie Jo Penland, 26, was impaired when she failed to stop at the …Read More

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UPDATE: Wadesboro Police Cannot Prove Dad Was Texting While Driving

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – There’s an update to a story we reported to you this morning. Wadesboro police now say the father of a 13-month-old girl killed in a Christmas Day wreck was not texting and driving. They said Alex …Read More

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Police Seeking Man Who Attempted To Lure Kids Away From Bus Stop

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Police in Gaston County are looking for a man who is going to school bus stops trying to lure children into his car. They say he’s tried at least two times and investigators want to catch him …Read More

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Gaston County Teen Charged With Making False Bomb Threats

STANLEY, N.C. – A Gaston County teen with a history of making false bomb threats and police reports faces another accusation, which has landed him in jail. Matthew James Murphy, 19, of Stanley was charged Wednesday with making a false …Read More

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Gaston Co. Man Found Hiding Under Ex-Girlfriend's Bed

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A man accused of hiding under his ex-girlfriend’s bed, then tried to kill her will go before a judge in Gaston County. Police arrested Dorman Potter Wednesday night. Potter is charged with burglary, assault by strangulation and …Read More

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Silver Alert Issued For Missing, Endangered Teen

LOWELL, N.C. – The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing teenager. Michael Tyler Tomlin, 16, was last seen in the 4800 block of Wilkinson Boulevard in Gastonia on Monday evening. Michael was …Read More

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Man Causing Burns To Son's Private Parts Gets Probation

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – A Gastonia man charged with causing burns to his 6-year-old son’s private parts pleaded guilty to child abuse by neglect Tuesday. Superior Court Judge Jesse Caldwell suspended Demetrius Ray Camp jail sentence and gave him almost …Read More

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Woman Threatens To Kill A Juror On Her Husband's Trial

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – A woman is in Gaston County Jail on charges she threatened a juror who helped convict her husband. Stacie Danielle Hargette, 31, of Charlotte, made the threat at the Lincoln County Courthouse on Thursday, an arrest …Read More

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Gaston County Serial Flasher At It Again

GASTONIA, N.C. — A serial flasher is back behind bars on charges of indecent exposure just two days after leaving jail following a conviction on the same charges. Gastonia police arrested Dea Williams Thursday morning after they said he flashed a …Read More

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Escaped Juvenile Center Inmate Turns Himself In

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – An escaped inmate from a juvenile detention center has turned himself back in to authorities. The youth – identified as Jaylan R. – left custody while on a home visit in Gaston County on Friday. He …Read More

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Law Firm Employee Charged With Fraud Of Food Stamps, Forgery

A woman who worked at a local law firm has been charged with defrauding the state and a local man. Dena Cloninger Beaty is accused of making false claims to help relatives get Medicaid, food stamps and state benefits, according …Read More

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4 Teens Beat Up Guards, Escaped From Juvenile Detention Center

DALLAS, N.C. – Four juveniles have been arrested after reportedly beating up three security guards and escaping from a detention center in Dallas. Police said the four boys — all of whom had prior felony charges — assaulted three guards …Read More

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