Cloyd arrested in Alabama


PINCHED AT WAL-MART PAYPHONE

A Rutherford County man wanted by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department for trying to rape, kidnap and kill and Lebanon woman earlier this year was arrested Tuesday.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with the US Marshals captured Ronnie D. Cloyd, 55, using a payphone at a Wal-Mart in Athens, Alabama.

Officials said he was wanted by the Wilson County Sheriff's Office since March 1, 2008 for attempted 2nd degree murder, criminal attempt to commit aggravated rape and criminal attempt to commit aggravated kidnapping.

During a domestic dispute with a former co-worker, Cloyd allegedly assaulted the victim at her home on March 1, 2008. During the assault, she escaped and retrieved a gun.