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2 arrested after man found dead on west Charlotte road

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41-year-old Brian Dale Jones 41-year-old Brian Dale Jones
49-year-old Avery Joe Lail, Jr. 49-year-old Avery Joe Lail, Jr.
56-year-old Delia Aldridge Rick 56-year-old Delia Aldridge Rick
GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Police have charged two people with murder in the death of a man found lying on a west Charlotte road in late March.

Gaston County police arrested 49-year-old Avery Joe Lail Jr. and 56-year-old Delia Aldridge Rick, both of Gastonia.

Mecklenburg authorities began investigating the death as a homicide after 41-year-old Brian Dale Jones was found in the 8900 block of Old Dowd Road on March 23. 

Detectives say their investigation found that the killing took place on Green Chapman Road in Gaston County.

The cause of death has not been released.

Lail was charged with first degree murder and is being held in the Gaston County Jail with no bond.

Rick was charged with accessory after the fact to first degree murder and is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Gaston County police at (704) 866-3320.

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