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Second suspect identified in Gaston County homicide

Donald Christian Wheeling and Marvin Christopher Neal are accused of killing Michael Lee Moore near Long Shoals on April 14.
Credit: Gaston County PD
Donald Christian Wheeling

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A second suspect has been identified in connection to the April 14 killing of Michael Lee Moore near Long Shoals, the Gaston County Police Department announced Tuesday.

On Monday, a warrant was issued charging Marvin Christopher Neal with first-degree murder. Neal, originally from Lincolnton, is currently incarnated in the Gaton County Jail, according to police.

Another suspect, Donald Christopher Wheeling, remains wanted and is considered "armed and dangerous," police said. Anyone with information about Wheeling is asked to call 911.

Wheeling and Neal are accused of killing Moore inside a home on W.H. Kiser Road around 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14.

Anyone with information related to the ongoing investigation is asked to call Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. Information leading to an arrest can get up to a $1,000 reward.

Note: WCNC Charlotte instituted a new policy in March 2021 regarding the broadcast or posting of mugshots. In this instance, WCNC Charlotte is deciding to show a mugshot because the accused, Donald Christopher Wheeling, is considered a public safety risk by police.