YORK COUNTY, SC (YCSO NEWS) – On July 20, 2020 York County Detectives arrested the person they believe is responsible for six armed robberies at fast food restaurants between Lake Wylie, Fort Mill, and Rock Hill.
Travis Lamont Gathers, 50, of Rock Hill, SC was arrested at an apartment complex in Lake Wylie the evening of July 20th. Gathers is suspected of four armed robberies in the York County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction and possibly two in the Rock Hill Police Jurisdiction.
“I am thankful and proud of the hard work our Deputies and Detectives put in to identify this dangerous person as a suspect and get him in custody quickly before anyone got seriously injured” said Sheriff Kevin Tolson.
It is believed Gathers began the armed robbery spree on June 28th by robbing the BoJangles near the 4900 block of Charlotte Highway in the Lake Wylie area of Clover. In that case, at gun point, he robbed the business of money, robbed employees of their cell phones, and then made the employees get into the walk-in cooler before he ran out of the restaurant.
July 10, 2020 he robbed the Wendy’s restaurant at 1800 Highway 160, Fort Mill, SC. On July 12, 2020 he robbed the Wendy’s restaurant at 5188 Charlotte Hwy. Lake Wylie. In these cases witnesses say he used a gun to commit the robberies. Lastly, on July 19th Gathers, using a knife, to rob the McDonalds restaurant at 5262 Charlotte Hwy. in Lake Wylie. In total Gathers stole $6,350 from the restaurants.
Gathers was booked into the York County Detention Center at 9:00 PM on July 20th. He is currently waiting on a bond hearing and possibly more charges.