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Police Charge Man with Sex Offense Involving a Child

Garrett Storm WinklerGaston County Police have charged Garrett Storm Winkler, age 26, of the 400 block of Augustus Ln. Mt. Holly, NC with one (1) felony count of Indecent Liberties with a Child.

The charges stem from an investigation conducted by the County Police after receiving a report that Winkler had been communicating with a minor through social media.  The investigation revealed Mr. Winkler had sent the minor an inappropriate photo of himself. 

Winkler is currently incarcerated in the Gaston County Jail, being held on a $100,000 secured bond pending a first appearance in Gaston County District Court.

The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. R.C. Cogdill at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.  There is no further information available at this time.