Suspect charged in killing of man at Gastonia motel

Gastonia police have charged a Stanley man in connection with Friday’s killing of Joshua Lee Gilliland at the Gaston Inn on Andrew Jackson Highway.

Darren Andrew Adams, 27, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female and second-degree kidnapping. He was in the Gaston County Jail on Saturday.

Investigators have not said how Gilliland was killed or what they believe was the motive.