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Four Charged With Murder Of Man In Gastonia

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Gaston County Police Department
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Left to right: David Keith Bridges, Amanda Kelly Hoppel, James Lee Falanagan.

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.

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David Joseph Yates

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.