COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
A Columbia man has been charged after allegedly stealing a car from a QuikTrip gas pump on Saturday.
Tyler Loyd, 24, was charged on Monday with stealing a motor vehicle. He is being held at the Boone County Jail without bond. An initial court appearance was set for Monday. According to jail records, Loyd has a court date set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10.
According to the probable cause statement, a woman had reported at 11:40 p.m. that her silver Nissan Altima was stolen from one of the pumps at QuikTrip on Clark Lane.
Police said in the statement that an officer talked with the woman over the phone, who was tracking the vehicle. The vehicle was allegedly stopped in the 3300 block of Rangeline Street. Police quickly found it, as well as Loyd allegedly walking away from the vehicle.
Police reviewed video footage from the gas station – according to the statement – which allegedly showed Loyd walking around the Nissan, look into the windows, get into the driver seat and start to drive away. A second man allegedly got into the passenger side while it was moving.
The officer allegedly recognized Loyd from an interaction from about an hour earlier, according to the probable cause statement. The statement says the officer previously told Loyd to leave a trailer park in the 3900 block of Clark Lane. The officer stated he then saw Loyd walk westbound on Clark Lane, which is in the direction of the QuikTrip.