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6/1/2021 11:56:00 AM
Lincolnton Men Charged in Gastonia Homicide

Gastonia Police have arrested two Lincolnton men in the homicide of a Gastonia man on Monday (May 31st).

Joshua Cabe Wiley, 39 and Lewis Christopher Detter, 51, both of Lincolnton, are each charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Alan Dale Johnson, 37, of Gastonia.

A Gaston County Sheriff's Deputy reported finding a burning 2004 Ford Explorer at 6:20 Monday morning at 1703 E. Ozark Ave. in Gastonia.

Responding emergency workers discovered the body of Johnson, who lived at that address inside the vehicle.

The vehicle was registered to a Kings Mountain woman.

Police say Johnson had been shot and that was the apparent cause of his death.  No other details were released and police didn't say what led them to charge Detter and Wiley.

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