Norfolk teen accused of stealing, crashing pickups
NORFOLK, Neb. --A 19-year-old from northeast Nebraska is accused of stealing two pickups and causing a hit-and-run crash over the weekend.
On Saturday morning just before 1:30 a.m., Norfolk Police responded to a reported hit-and-run accident in the 800 block of Queen City Boulevard.
Witnesses identified the offending vehicle as a green pickup and provided a description of the sustained damage.
Fifteen minutes later, officers were called to the 1400 block of Elm Avenue for a white pickup driving recklessly in the area. According to Norfolk Police Capt. Michael Bauer, the pickup had lost a trailer that it had been towing and the trailer was in the lawn of one of the area homes.
As officers were responding, Bauer said, they located a green pickup they believed was involved in the initial hit-and-run. Bauer said the pickup was parked in the middle of the roadway in the 1000 block of Elm Avenue. According to Bauer, the vehicle was still on and the driver's door was left open.
A witness arrived on scene and stated the reckless white pickup was involved in a crash on Magnet Street and that the driver exited the white pickup and was last seen running northbound.
Officers located the suspect and identified him as 19-year-old Jeray J. Fourcloud, of Norfolk.
In the subsequent investigation, Bauer said, it was learned that Fourcloud had been driving the green pickup that was involved in the hit-and-run and that the pickup had been stolen by him.
Bauer said Fourcloud had reportedly stolen a second pickup that night, describing the pickup as a white 3500 Dodge Ram.
According to Bauer, Fourcloud tested over two times the legal limit for alcohol.
Fourcloud was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and two counts of theft by unlawful taking. He was also issued a citation for leaving the scene of a property damage accident, willful reckless driving, and no operator's license. He was housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.