Man shot in back during jewelry store robbery and kidnapping in Gaston County, North Carolina

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – A man in Gastonia was shot in the back during a robbery and kidnapping that began at his jewelry store on Wednesday night, according to officials. The incident took place at TIF Designs on South New Hope Road, and then the man was taken back to his home on Amberley Crossing Drive. The two locations are about 15 minutes apart. The Belmont Police Department reported that officers were called to the …

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Judge Sentences Man to Prison for Fentanyl Death of Gaston County Teen

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A man has been sentenced to up to 5 ½ years in prison for the fentanyl death of a Gaston County teen. The victim, 16-year-old Abigail Saunderson, was found dead in her bed in September 2022. Saunderson’s boyfriend, Nicholas Ivey, has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to up to three years in prison. Deontae Miller, another individual involved, pleaded guilty to death by distribution. Both Miller and Saunderson’s boyfriend sold fentanyl …

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