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Detectives from the Gastonia Police Department have charged 55-year-old Kevin Mosby with the murder of 48-year-old Donald Watts that occurred on August 3, 2022 in Gastonia, NC.

Kevin Mosby and Donald Watts

Kevin Mosby and Donald Watts

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on August 3, officers were dispatched to a home to check on a resident after a possible assault.

Upon arrival, officers located Donald deceased inside the home. Preliminary investigation indicates that Donald was stabbed.

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During the investigation, detectives identified Kevin as the suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

On August 18, 2022 Kevin was arrested at a Gastonia hotel without incident.

Kevin is charged with first degree murder. He is being held without bond.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Donald's murder.