• Management of group home investigates after carjacking

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    GASTONIA, N.C. - A Gastonia group home is under review by its management after police said a teenager ran away from the home and carjacked a 70-year-old man Thursday.

    Partners Behavioral Health Management told Eyewitness News it's investigating Dorothy's Place, a home for young people with mental illness or developmental disabilities.

    The state health department told Channel 9 that Dorothy's Place has been operating since February with no violations.

    A judge refused Friday to lower the $175,000 bond for 17-year-old Tommy McCray. 

    Police said he beat up a man outside Eastridge Mall, stole his truck and led police on a high-speed chase to Charlotte, where he crashed.

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