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Fourth person charged with murder in Gastonia homicide

(Credit: Gaston County Sheriff's Office) (Credit: Gaston County Sheriff's Office)

A fourth person has been charged in the killing of a 20-year-old man in Gastonia that happened early Monday morning.

Officers say they were called to the 1200 block of Balthis Drive around 12:24 a.m. where they found Richard Nathaniel Abernathy. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Dawan Altarqi Myers, 20, Jahqualyn Travis Leonray, 18, and Jonqae Delshun Griggs, 19, were each charged with first-degree murder. Police were seeking a fourth person, 19-year-old Kevin Davon Goodwin, in connection to the case.

Goodwin was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with felony first-degree murder and failure to appear. 

No motive has been released and there's no word on how Abernathy was killed. 

Anyone with information on Goodwin's whereabouts is asked to call the Gastonia Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (704) 861-8000. 

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