GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – Two local girls are being honored by their community for helping land a wanted felon behind bars.

The Gaston County Police Department’s K9 unit recognized Destiny Taylor and Skyler Chastaine for their role in helping authorities locate and arrested the suspect. Police say the girls gave officers pertinent information that led them to the suspect who apprehended safely.

Skyler Chastaine

The girls were treated to a gift card from McDonald’s and an award from the police department.