• Police arrest man possibly connected to series of robberies

    By: Ken Lemon


    BESSEMER CITY, N.C. - Investigators out of Gaston County are trying to find out if they caught the man who they said terrorized families for more than a week.

    Donnavan Huskey will face a judge Wednesday on burglary charges.

    Police are still investigating the violent robberies, but one victim said she believes Huskey is the man who attacked her family.

    Police said on Monday night Huskey and another man broke into a home on Tenth Avenue and stole money.

    Officers found the getaway car.

    The owner told police her boyfriend was on the run from Bessemer City police.

    That information led them right to Huskey.

    "I am just happy that it is almost over," said victim Andrea Foster.

    Foster heard about the arrest Tuesday morning.

    She said there is one thing that immediately stood out about him.

    "The eyes and the eyebrows," said Foster.

    She said she will never forget the eyes of the masked man who forced his way into her home last week, pistol-whipped her fiancé, and threatened to kill her family including her 8-year-old son.

    His mouth and nose were covered, but she saw his eyes.

    'I knew I had to remember something about this guy," she said.

    She said those eyes look just like Huskey's.

    She found an old picture of Huskey playing football from Bessemer City High School.

    She said the gloves are just like the ones worn by the robber.

    On Tuesday afternoon, Eyewitness News saw police take bags of evidence from Huskey's home.

    No one answered the door when we knocked.

    Police hope what they found will tie him to the robbery and beating of a Bessemer City man two weeks ago, the burglary and robbery of a Kings Mountain woman in her home last week, and other robberies in Gastonia and Shelby.

    "Now we don't have to stay caved into our home. We can go outside without being scared to death."

    Police are also still looking for the other man from the burglary Monday night.

    Right now Huskey is only charged with burglary.

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