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Police Make Arrests in Homicide

On 6/7/2018 at 9:07 am, Gaston County Police received a call from a passing motorist about a possible shooting on Ivey Drive near Humphrey Blvd.  Upon arrival, responding officers located a deceased male lying in the roadway. 

David Joseph YatesThe victim was identified as David Joseph Yates II, 30 years old of Lincolnton, NC.  Detectives began the investigative process and identified a possible suspect vehicle. The vehicle was located by the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office near Grover, NC.  Multiple people were in the vehicle and were detained. 

The following people have been arrested in connection with this homicide:

David Keith Bridges
David Keith Bridges, 24 years old of Kings Mtn, NC

James Lee Flanagan
James Lee Flanagan (aka James Victor Blake), 26 years old of Kings Mtn, NC

Amanda Kelly Hoppel
Amanda Kelly Hoppel, 25 years old of Gastonia, NC

Jordan William Gigee, 28 years old of Blacksburg, SC

Each was charged with 1st Degree Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, and 1st Degree Kidnapping. They are being held without bond in the Gaston County Jail.  All suspects had varying degrees of associations with each other and the victim.

No further information will be released at this time.

The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Moore at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.