Four Charged With Murder Of Man In Gastonia

Jun 7, 2018

Gaston County Police have charged four people with the murder of a man in southwest Gastonia Thursday.

Police have identified the victim as David Joseph Yates II, 30, of Lincolnton.

David Joseph Yates
Credit Gaston County Police Department

According to police, officers received a call about a possible shooting on Ivey Drive near Humphrey Boulevard at 9 a.m. Officers found Yates deceased, lying in the roadway.

Detectives identified a possible suspect vehicle near Grover, North Carolina, carrying four people. David Keith Bridges, 24; James Lee Flanagan, 26; Amanda Kelly Hoppel, 25; and Jordan William Gigee, 28, were detained and face murder and kidnapping charges.

All four are being held without bond in the Gaston County Jail.