Nashville man wanted on child rape charge arrested in North Carolina

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 6:22pm
Staff reports
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Verice Cloyd

On Wednesday, U.S. Marshals in Fayetteville, N.C., arrested the man wanted by police in Nashville for the alleged rape of a child.

Verice Cloyd, 26, was in a Fayetteville jail Wednesday afternoon, according to Metro police. He was named in an arrest warrant last month that charged him with luring a 12-year-old girl into a Whites Creek Pike apartment and having sex with her.

The Marshals Task Force in Nashville identified Cloyd as a suspect and traced him to Fayetteville where he was arrested without incident. He is expected to be returned to Nashville to face the rape charge against him.

According to police, the Nashville native Cloyd briefly played basketball for the University of Alabama as well as for UT-Chattanooga and William Carey University in Mississippi. According to the William Carey University’s website, Cloyd was last listed as a player on the team’s 2010-2011 roster.