Gaston County Armed Robbery, Kidnapping Suspect Captured

UPDATE: Police say Brian Carver has been located and taken into custody.

Police say Carver was found hiding in the shower of a Red Carpet Inn motel room Wednesday and arrested. He is being held under a one million dollar bond.

Officials with GCPD also said they are looking into the possibility of Carver’s involvement in the disappearance of 90-year-old Ray Jackson who was found dead under a bridge in Gaston County Monday.

Check back for more details as this case develops.


GASTON COUNTY, NC — Police are looking for 42-year-olf Brian Carver who faces multiple charges of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

According to police, just before 9pm on March 7th, Carver allegedly assaulted an elderly man inside his Rosewood Lane home while robbing him at gunpoint. Then, around 7:30pm on March 11th, police say Carver allegedly assaulted and robbed an elderly couple at gunpoint inside their Kiser Dairy Road, kidnapped them, and stole their 2003 Dodge Dakota pickup.

In both cases, officials say Carver gained access to the victim’s Dallas homes by claiming he needed assistance.

Police say Carver is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees Carver is asked to immediately call 911, and anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Gaston County Police at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.