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Four Charged With Murder Of Man In Gastonia

Gaston County Police Department
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.

Credit Gaston County Police Department
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.