Gastonia man robbed by man armed with BB gun

Photo: Gaston County Jail

A Gastonia man was robbed at gunpoint by a man armed with a BB gun early Saturday morning.

According to Gastonia Police, the incident occurred around 1:15 am in the 300 block of Osceola St. in Gastonia.The victim was robbed of his iPhone, phone charger, car keys, and a prescription pill bottle containing 25 pills.

Thanks to the officers quick response, they were able to locate the suspect nearby and arrest him.  Officers charged Thaddous Chad-Lee Brown-Butler, 33, with robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, and larceny. Officers also seized a tan BB gun that the suspect used in the robbery. 

Brown-Butler was booked at the Gaston County Jail where his bond was set at $50,000.