Duo charged with murder after man found dead inside vehicle in Gastonia
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Two men were arrested after another man was found dead inside a vehicle in Gastonia on Monday.
The investigation began when the body of 37-year-old Alan Dale Johnson was found inside a vehicle that was parked in an empty lot on Ozark Avenue, north of I-85 near N. Pear Street. Investigators say Johnson had been shot.
On Tuesday, police said they had arrested 51-year-old Lewis Christopher Detter and 39-year-old Joshua Cabe Wiley, both from Lincolnton, in connection with the case. Both men are charged with first-degree murder in Johnson’s death.
Police have not released a possible motive for the shooting or said what evidence led to Detter and Wiley being named as suspects.
No further information about the case has been made public.
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