GASTONIA, NC (FOX46) — A Gastonia man facing murder charges in the death of his girlfriend was taken into custody Friday evening, police said.
According to Gastonia police, 30-year-old Richard Tyler Lewis struck his girlfriend, Ashley Young, with his car. The incident happened on November 12.
Young was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center in a private passenger car. She passed away on Monday from her injuries, police said.
Lewis is charged with second degree murder.
His first court appearance is scheduled for Monday.