Last week, Commerce police added two more charges to the account of a 24-year-old man recently arrested on theft charges.
Joshua Rashard Rucker, 614 Traynham Road, Commerce, is charged with theft by taking in connection with a Dec. 9 incident in which a 23-year-old white male told police that he’d let two friends stay at his house and while they were there, a cell phone and two house keys became missing.
The victim called the woman, then Rucker’s wife, who said that Rucker had a cell phone that matched the one the victim described. She warned him to have all of the locks on his house changed “because Josh is a thief and will come back and take whatever he wants.”
The victim later discovered five polo shirts were also missing.
Rucker is also charged with criminal trespass in connection with March 26 damage to a storage unit at a North Elm Street location. The unit was owned by an ex-wife.
Previous charges include theft of items from a house on Clayton Street belonging to a former father-in-law.