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Suspect arrested in crime rampage targeting elderly

Posted March 16

— Police in Gastonia say a man who went on a crime rampage targeting the elderly has been taken into custody at a local hotel room and charged in the death of a 90-year-old man.

Gaston County Police Capt. Curtis Rosselle told the Gaston Gazette ( that officers found 42-year-old Brian Thad Carver fully clothed in a shower at a local motel when they arrested him on Wednesday.

Rosselle said Carver was charged on Thursday with first-degree murder in the death of Ray Ronald Jackson, whose body was found under a bridge last week.

Authorities also accuse Carver of assaulting an elderly man, and of robbing and assaulting an elderly couple.

Carver is jailed on a $1 million bond on multiple charges. He was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.


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