Gaston man charged with throwing large objects at cars on I-26

Tyler Chase Loyd – LCSD photo

A Gaston man has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after throwing large pieces of rock-like material at cars on an interstate highway, according to arrest warrants. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest Saturday.

Tyler Chase Loyd, 20, threw objects at three transfer trucks near exit 119 on I-26 during the early morning hours of May 12, detectives said. One of the objects crashed through a windshield and struck a man in the shoulder, according to an arrest warrant.

Investigators said Loyd admitted driving a vehicle deputies found parked in the same area of the incident.

Deputies arrested Loyd Thursday without incident. He’s being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.

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