Three Arrested And Charged In The Murder Of 90-Year-Old Ray Jackson

GASTON COUNTY, NC — Police say three suspects have now been arrested for the murder of Ray Jackson, 90, whose body was found under a bridge Monday.

Willie Frazier II, 36, was arrested Friday and charged with First Degree Murder in the death of Jackson. On Thursday, police charged Brian Carver, who was already in custody on several other charges, with First Degree Murder. Later that day, police arrested and charged Carver’s stepson, Joshua Rick, 22, with First Degree Murder also.

Carver was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges including Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon involving several elderly victims. At the time of his arrest, police said they were looking into a possible connection between Carver and the death of Ray Jackson.

Jackson’s body was found under a bridge Monday by NCDOT crews working in the area.

Police say the investigation of this case is ongoing.