Gaston Police Arrest 3, Recover Property From 2 Burglaries

Posted 5/16/22

Three people were arrested after property worth more than $2,000 was stolen from a home in Gaston on May 13, according to charges announced by the town’s police department.

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Gaston Police Arrest 3, Recover Property From 2 Burglaries

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What was gone is back again.

Three people were arrested after property worth more than $2,000 was stolen from a home in Gaston on May 13, according to charges announced by the town’s police department.

“Officers were able to recover that property for the victim,” the department writes in a Facebook post about the incident. 

The search of one of the suspects’ residences also turned up property from another burglary in Gaston that occurred earlier in May.

Amanda Kaye Branham, 34, Wendy E M Hinson, 39, and Joel Weston Dowd, 39, were arrested May 14 following the burglary in the 1300 block of Mack Street, according to Gaston Police.

The block starts a little less than a half mile from the intersection with Gaston’s Main Street.

“Officers were able to identify the suspects by the victim’s CCTV video footage,” the Facebook post states. “A search warrant was then quickly executed on the suspect’s residence located in the 200 block of Sonny Dr.”

But that’s not all officers found.

“The victim’s property was quickly recovered during the search warrant of the suspect’s residence as well as stolen property from another residential Burglary that occurred in the 100 block of Anderson Dr on 05-08-22 in the Town of Gaston,” the post states.

The two burglaries occurred less than two miles apart.

According to the Gaston Police, Branham is charged with first and second degree burglary, grand larceny (value greater than $2,000/less than $10,000), petit larceny and possession of methamphetamine; Hinson is charged with two counts of second degree burglary, as well as grand larceny and petit larceny; and Dowd is charged with two counts of accessory after the fact to second degree burglary, as well as possession of stolen property (value greater than $2,000/less than $10,000), possession of stolen property (value less than $2,000) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to the Lexington County Detention Center’s inmate database, Branham’s bonds were set and total $57,125, and Hinson’s bonds were set and total $42,125. The database does not list Dowd as having been granted bond.

According to the jail website, all three are still in custody there.

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