A secret tracking device helped catch a joyrider after lawmen located the stolen truck at the perpetrator’s house.
The joyrider, Toni M. Lloyd, was instructed by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence for joyriding and violation of probation.
She was arrested after a neighbor noticed the victim’s 2000 Toyota Tundra was missing from outside her house. The neighbor had been watching the house, located on South Chancery Street, while the owner of the truck was out of town in Gatlinburg.
When the victim arrived back in town, she contacted the seller of the vehicle, One-Car Stop in Tullahoma, and was told the Tundra in question was equipped with both a remote kill switch and a tracking device. The kill switch is used to turn off the engine of the vehicle remotely, while the tracking device uses a GPS locater to find the exact location of the vehicle, in this case, the woman’s stolen Tundra.
Both the kill switch and the locator were activated at the victim’s request and the location of the vehicle was fixed on Gene Vaughn Road. When they went to the address they found the house belonged to a cousin of Lloyd. The victim pointed out Lloyd did not have her permission to take the vehicle.