Two arrested after man found dead at Gaston County residence
Officers responded to the scene on Peggy Lane on Friday morning.
BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (WBTV) - Two men were arrested after another man was found dead at a Bessemer City residence on Friday morning, police said.
According to the Gaston County Police Department, officers responded to 1001 Peggy Drive around 8 a.m. in reference to a cardiac arrest.
Once at the scene, police found evidence that the man, identified as 20-year-old Matthew James Watkins, had been killed.
Investigators determined that 21-year-old Chavis Samuel Davis was responsible for the killing. He was later arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He is currently being held at the Gaston County Jail.
Authorities also discovered a large amount of narcotics at the residence, as well as a firearm.
Officers arrested 21-year-old Henry O’Neil Gonzalez and charged him with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of selling a controlled substance.
Gonzalez is also being held at the Gaston County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.
An investigation into the incident remains ongoing.
Anyone with further information is asked to contact Det. S. Brogden at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information pertinent to the investigation.
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