The Texarkana Texas Police Department has made an arrest in connection to the death of a two year old boy earlier this week.
After receiving information that Gayton may have been at a relative’s home in the 3700 block of Elizabeth Street, patrol officers went there about 4:00 this morning. The relative allowed the officers come inside, and Gayton was found a few minutes later as he attempted to hide under a bathroom cabinet. He was arrested and transported to the Bi-State Jail without incident.
Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 4600 block of Elizabeth Street at 12:22 a.m. on January 28, 2016. Upon arrival, they were directed to an unresponsive two year old boy inside an apartment. Efforts to revive the child were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced deceased a short time later. Gayton had been babysitting the victim and a younger sibling that evening while the mother was at work.
Gayton is currently being held without bond.