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Posted on: June 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Gaston County Police Arrests Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder

Chucky Elmore

The Gaston County Police Department, with assistance from its Fugitive Apprehension and Suspect Tracking (FAST) team and the Belmont Police Department, has arrested Chucky Elmore Jr.  Elmore was wanted out of Gaffney, South Carolina, for Attempted Murder as well as for a Parole Violation by the North Carolina Department of Probation and Parole.  

Detectives with the Gaston County Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) were contacted by officials from Cherokee, South Carolina, and given information that Elmore was attempting to hide out at a residence in Gaston County.  SIU detectives set up a surveillance operation and were able to identify Elmore getting into a vehicle and leaving the residence with a female.  FAST team members then attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle Elmore was in and a short pursuit ensued.  Officers from the Belmont Police Department were able to successfully deploy a tire deflation device that ultimately led to the apprehension of Elmore without any harm to the public or law enforcement personnel.  The driver of the vehicle, Tiffany Martin, was also arrested and charged with Fleeing to Elude Arrest and served with an outstanding warrant for Financial Card Fraud.  

The Gaston County Police Department has an unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and security of our citizens.  Gaston County Police Chief Stephen Zill stated, “The swift resolution of this intense situation is a testament to the bravery, professionalism, and unwavering commitment to public safety exhibited by the members of the Gaston County Police Department and its partners at the Belmont Police Department.”  Elmore is being held at the Gaston County Jail without a bond pending extradition. Martin is being held at the Gaston County Jail on a $45,000 secured bond. 

There is no further information to be released at this time. 

Tiffany Martin

Fugitive Apprehension and Suspect Tracking (FAST) team

Special Investigations Unit Narcotics Vice

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