CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) stated in a news release Wednesday morning that an Alabama man who allegedly stole a box-style commercial truck from Cheyenne’s Target location, resulting in a police pursuit Tuesday, was in custody.
Jerry Jones Jr., a 55-year-old man from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was taken to the Laramie County Detention Center on charges of theft of the truck and eluding a peace officer, per Tuesday’s arrest log from the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office.
Per the WHP release, the pursuit started shortly after 4:45 p.m. Tuesday following a report of the stolen truck. A trooper located the truck north of Cheyenne on Interstate 25 and unsuccessfully attempted to stop the vehicle.