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Police Seek Suspect for Felony Assault

Joel Evan StroupeOn October 16, 2019, officers with the Gaston County Police Department investigated a reported kidnapping and domestic assault.  After a thorough investigation, several felony criminal charges were obtained against the suspect, Joel Evan Stroupe, 47 years old.

A search of his home, in the 100 block of Judy Ct., Kings Mtn, NC, resulted in several items of evidence collected however Stroupe was not located.  The Gaston County Police will continue our efforts to locate and apprehend this suspect. 

There are no further details to release at this time.  If anyone has information on the location of Joel Stroupe please call Detective Dalton at (704) 866-3320 or CrimeStoppers at (704) 861-8000.