Gastonia Police Looking For Kidnapping, Assault Suspect

GASTONIA, N.C. — The Gastonia Police Department is looking for a suspect who was charged in a domestic situation on Tuesday, March 31.

According to a news release, 25-year-old Rickie Shane Hooper, of S. New Hope Road, has been charged with false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female, second degree kidnapping and assault for strangulation.

Officers attempted to serve warrants on Hooper overnight, but the suspect was not located, officials say.

Gastonia Police ask anyone with information on Hooper’s whereabouts to call 704-866-3300 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.