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Police Seek Help Locating Kidnapping and Armed Robbery Suspect: UPDATE

Mar 15, 2017
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UPDATE
March 15, 2017

Gaston County Police had been actively searching for a suspect in two separate armed robberies with one resulting in a kidnapping and stolen vehicle.

Brian Thad Carver, 42 years old, had multiple outstanding warrants covering charges of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  These charges were the result of incidents that occurred recently.

Carver was arrested today at the Red Carpet Inn, 1721 Broadcast St, Gastonia, NC after many hours of investigation by detectives.  Carver was found hiding in the motel room shower and taken into custody without incident.  He is currently being held in the Gaston County Jail on a one million dollar bond.

On March 7, 2017, Carver is accused of armed robbery and assault of an elderly man in the 300 block of Rosewood Ln Extension, Dallas, NC that happened at approximately 8:55pm after Carver reportedly was let in to the house after requesting assistance from the resident.  He is accused of displaying a firearm and stealing personal items and a jar of coins.

On March 11, 2017, Carver is accused of armed robbery, assault of an elderly man and woman, kidnapping, and stealing a 2003 Dodge Dakota truck from a residence in the 100 block of Kiser Dairy Rd, Dallas, NC.  This reportedly occurred at approximately 7:30pm when he was let into the house after claiming to need assistance from the resident.  He is accused of stealing cash and a vehicle during this incident.

The Gaston County Police continue to remind all residents to be cautious when considering allowing strangers into their homes. 

Anyone who may have further information on this investigation is asked to call the Gaston County Police at (704) 866-3320 or Crimestoppers at (704) 861-8000.

 


March 15, 2017:  Carver is in custody. Details to follow.


Brian Thad CarverMarch 15, 2017:  Gaston County Police are actively searching for a suspect in two separate armed robberies with one resulting in a kidnapping and stolen vehicle.

Brian Thad Carver, 42 years old, has multiple warrants covering charges of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  These charges are the result of incidents that occurred within the past seven (7) days.

On March 7, 2017, Carver is accused of armed robbery and assault of an elderly man in the 300 block of Rosewood Ln Extension, Dallas, NC that happened at approximately 8:55pm after Carver reportedly was let in to the house after requesting assistance from the resident.  He is accused of displaying a firearm and stealing personal items and a jar of coins.

On March 11, 2017, Carver is accused of armed robbery, assault of an elderly man and woman, kidnapping, and stealing a 2003 Dodge Dakota truck from a residence in the 100 block of Kiser Dairy Rd, Dallas, NC.  This reportedly occurred at approximately 7:30pm when he was let into the house after claiming to need assistance from the resident.  He is accused of stealing cash and a vehicle during this incident.

The Gaston County Police remind all residents to be cautious when considering allowing strangers into their homes. 

 

     Carver is to be considered armed and dangerous and if he is seen please call 911 or should anyone know his possible whereabouts, they are asked to call the Gaston County Police at (704) 866-3320 or Gaston County Crimestoppers at (704) 861-8000.