Woman charged with murder after Gaston Co. man found dead in home

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Police charged a woman with the murder of a Gaston County man who was found dead inside his home.

Officers responded just before 7 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a suspicious death at a home on Old Spencer Mountain Road near Dallas.

When officers got there, they found 36-year-old Jacob Scott Stroupe dead, according to police.

Gaston County police identified the suspect, 30-year-old Brandy Kachelle Wilson. Police said Wilson and Stroupe were previously in a relationship and had two children together.

After speaking with the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office, county police arrested and charged Wilson with first-degree murder. She is being held in the Gaston County Jail with no bond, pending her first court appearance.

Police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact Detective R. Cogdill at 704-866-3320. Information can also be provided through Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.

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