CLARK COUNTY – A state trooper realized an accused thief had a familiar face—he’d arrested him less than a month ago for a similar offense.
Around 8 a.m. Friday, state troopers arrived at the Love’s Truck Stop in Memphis in response to a theft. After talking with employees, they interviewed Joshua Cloyd, 21, Gary, who was accused of stealing women’s socks and cupcakes from the travel plaza.
But something about Cloyd seemed familiar to Trooper John Cain, who quickly realized he’d arrested him on April 7 in connection with a similar theft at Pilot Travel Plaza, also in Memphis.
Cain said Cloyd would board a bus in northern Indiana and travel down Interstate 65. When the bus would stop to refuel, he’d get out and steal items from travel plazas. After reaching a predetermined destination, Cloyd would then switch to a northbound bus and repeat the pattern, stealing items as the bus traveled back to his home in Gary.
He was arrested on two counts of felony theft.