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Police Arrest Suspect Accused of Shooting into House

Gaston County Police have made an arrest as part of the investigation regarding the early morning shooting into the residence of a Gaston County Police Officer that occurred on August 28, 2017.

Bradley MellonBradley Gene Mellon, 27 years old with a last known address of 245 Boyles Rd, Lawndale, NC.  He currently has warrants charging him with Possession of Firearm by a Felon, Discharge a Firearm into a Dwelling, and Attempted Murder.

The Gaston County Police Department is grateful to the US Marshal Service, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Cherryville Police, NC State Bureau of Investigation, Burke County Sheriff’s Office, Hickory Police, NC State Highway Patrol, and NC Division of Probation and Parole, who each provided valuable assistance in the search for Mellon.

This investigation is still very active and will continue.  Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call Detective Dalton with the Gaston County Police at (704) 866-3320 or Crimestoppers at (704) 861-8000.