Police Arrest Man on Weapons and Drugs Charges
On Monday, 2/17/2020, the Gaston County Police Department K9 Unit arrested Kyle Williamson Auten, age 35, on outstanding warrants related to a drug investigation by the Gaston County Police Special Investigations Unit. Auten also had outstanding warrants related to a Felony Probation Violation. During the course of the arrest K9 Officer Price located approximately 253 grams of crystal methamphetamine and a stolen motor vehicle. Auten was found to be in possession of a pistol and AR-15 rifle.
Auten was charged with two counts of Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Possession with Intent to Manufacture Sell and Deliver Heroin, two counts of Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and a Felony Probation Violation along with several other misdemeanor drug offenses. He was held at the Gaston County Jail on a $250,000 secured bond and a Probation hold. There is no further information to be released at this time.