Gaston County Police Investigate Stabbing
On 2/18/2018 at approximately 6:00pm, Gaston County Police were called to the 100 block of Stoneys Dr, Gastonia, NC in regards to a person that had been stabbed.
Upon arrival, officers found Brandon Lee Carlin, 30 years old suffering from a stab wound to the chest area. Carlin was a visitor to the Stoney Dr address. He was taken to Caromont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, NC and then transferred to Carolinas Medical Center (CMC), Charlotte, NC for further treatment. Carlin is still at CMC as of this date.
The subsequent investigation at the scene identified Larry Wayne Brown, 51 years old, as the suspect. Brown resides at the Stoney Dr address and he is an acquaintance of Carlin who was there with another family member to pick up a child. The altercation reportedly stemmed from a prior social media post between the two. Brown was arrested and charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury. He is currently being held in the Gaston County Jail on a $300,000 secure bond.The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Rheinson at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.