On December 25, 2022, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Finch Farm Rd., Trinity, in reference to a vandalism of property call for service. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim, observed the damage and then located Patrick Neal Lackey, Jr., hiding under a bed. He was removed and detained for investigation.
While there, an additional call for service was received on Finch Farm Rd. Upon investigation, the complainant/victim advised that someone had hit his vehicle and pushed it into his front porch while driving a dump truck. The victim was able to provide video of the incident and the deputy was able to identify the driver as Lackey. While watching the video, they were able to observe the truck in the neighbor’s back yard, backed into the wood line. Upon further investigation, the vehicle appeared to have sideswiped the neighbor’s storage building.
Lackey was placed under arrest and transported to the Randolph County Detention Center where the magistrate found probable cause for charges of misdemeanor injury to real property, misdemeanor injury to personal property, misdemeanor hit/run leave scene of property damage, and misdemeanor resisting public officer. He was issued a $3,150 secured bond and a first appearance was set for December 30, 2022.
At approximately 11:30 am the same day, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Kennedy Rd., Trinity, in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival the victim advised that a subject had broken the window of a vehicle to gain access to inside same but stated nothing appeared to be stolen.
During this call, an additional call for service came out on the same road about a stolen dump truck. Due to the earlier incident involving the dump truck that was still under investigation, the deputy was familiar with the location of same and the subject driving it. Video footage obtained at this address showed a subject walking from the residence of the broken into vehicle on Kennedy Rd. to where the truck was stolen from on Kennedy Rd. The subject matched the description of Patrick Neal Lackey, Jr., the offender from the earlier reported incidents.
Lackey was still confined at the Randolph County Detention Center. The facts of these cases were presented to the magistrate, who found probable cause for the charge of felony break or enter motor vehicle, felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Lackey was issued an additional $15,000 bond and was returned to the custody of Detention Center staff. A first appearance was set for December 20, 2022, in Randolph County District Court.
Names of Defendants:
Patrick Neal Lackey, Jr.