Man arrested for robbing Circle K in Gastonia

Photo: Gaston County Jail

A man was arrested after he tried to rob the Circle K in Gastonia at gunpoint early Sunday.

Gastonia Police officers were called to the Circle K in the 2000 block of N. Chester St. around 2:50 AM for an armed black male who was trying to rob the store.

Police say Travis Eliot Carter, 37, was arrested for attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, and for two unrelated probation violation charges. Police recovered a handgun and a black shirt that was used as a mask from the scene.

Carter was booked at the Gaston County Jail and given a $100,000 bond.