Man charged with murder months after stepson found dead in home

Thomas Allen Cheeks (Source: Gaston County Police)
Thomas Allen Cheeks (Source: Gaston County Police)
Published: Nov. 2, 2015 at 9:53 PM EST
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GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A 28-year-old man is facing charges months after his four-year-old stepson was found dead inside a Gaston County home.

Thomas Allen Cheeks was charged with murder Monday in the death of 4-year-old Malachi Deandre Golden.

Golden was found dead inside a home in mid-May 11 while in Cheeks' care.

Investigators say they looked at toxicological analysis, historical analysis of medical records, and consulted with the North Carolina Medical Examiner's Office.

Cheeks was arrested at his home without incident. He is currently in the Gaston County Jail with no bond.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3320 or Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000.

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