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Police said a Davidson man pretended to be a doctor to try to sexually assault a woman.
Officers charged Robert McCollum with impersonating a licensed professional. They said he posted a Craigslist ad, pretending to be a doctor moving from Tennessee to North Carolina who was looking for an assistant.
Officers said McCollum arranged an interview with the victim at a hotel in Alcoa. It was there that police believe McCollum drugged the woman and tried to assault her.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:20:07 -0400
The North Carolina SBI and Gaston County authorities spent more than eight hours collecting evidence from the basement of a home in Dallas.
That's where authorities said they found evidence of a meth lab.
Authorities were called to the house on Ingle Street at about 1 p.m. Thursday after someone in the house called 911 following an argument that broke out.
Police said Randall Buchanan was arguing with guests at the home and police broke the argument up. According to police, those guests informed them there was a meth lab in the basement.
Police said when they searched that area, they found 50 drink bottles filled with contents used to make meth.
Krystal Owens, Buchanan's girlfriend, and her 6-week-old baby were also at the home at the time.
She was arrested for violating a domestic violence order.
Police said her two other children were in school at the time.
Buchanan was arrested for manufacturing meth.
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A local couple is now filing a complaint against the Gastonia Police Department because they say they were arrested for singing gospel music.
Channel 9 talked to the couple Thursday night about how a night of singing ended up with both parents in handcuffs.
The Gardin family spends many nights practicing gospel songs at their home in Gastonia.
Ronnie Gardin and Anissa Gardin's three children are in a gospel group.
But this summer the parents were handcuffed in front of their children, according to the couple.
The Gardins said on Father's Day the family wrapped up singing practice and came outside to find police, who said they heard a report of someone fighting in the street.
“If anybody did report anything that was loud, maybe music, but otherwise than that, no one was fighting," Anissa Gardin said.
She said things began to escalate after police asked for her son's ID. Ronnie Gardin said he told his son to go back inside.
“When I said that, it's like two of them rolled up on, walked up on the porch and grabbed me, slammed me on the ground," Ronnie Gardin said.
Anissa Gardin's charge of resisting an officer was dismissed after appearing in court.
Ronnie Gardin said it took four months for his charges to be dropped.
The Police Department said officers, detectives are investigating the matter following the complaint.