Crime & Courts

Rock Hill twins charged with reckless driving within minutes of each other

Timothy Gayton
Timothy Gayton

A Rock Hill man was charged with reckless driving after nearly striking a patrol car involved in the traffic stop of his twin brother, who was charged with reckless driving minutes before, according to Rock Hill police.

Timario Gayton of Camellia Court and Timothy Gayton of Sherwood Circle, both 23, were charged with reckless driving and placed in the Rock Hill city jail, a police report states. They were released after each posted $445 bail.

Timario Gayton was seen driving west on Main Street about 60 mph at 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to a police report. He ran a red light and continued speeding west toward Heckle Boulevard, changing lanes repeatedly and cutting off other motorists. Officers ordered him to the ground after he stopped in front of his home on Camellia Court.

Gayton told officers he was trying to get home “because two girls were fighting inside his residence,” the report states. He was charged with reckless driving.

An officer responding to assist the traffic stop saw Timothy Gayton speeding west on Main Street in a dark sedan, police said. He was seen tailgating and recklessly changing lanes, at one point nearly striking a patrol car responding to the traffic stop, police say.

Timothy Gayton turned onto Camellia Court and abruptly stopped his vehicle, again narrowly missing a patrol car, police said. He got out of the car yelling and refused to comply with officers’ commands to stop.

Timothy Gayton was handcuffed and charged with reckless driving.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082