On July 14, 2018 at approximately 1:45pm, Liberty County Deputies were dispatched to a residence on CR-3251 in reference to a disturbance with shots fired. When the deputies arrived they spoke with the homeowner. They were informed that a white, male subject, that was a stranger, had entered the residence without permission. The stranger stated that he worked for Child Protective Services and that he was going to take possession of the three (3) juvenile children that were living at that residence.
The homeowner retreated to the bedroom with the children and the stranger charged after them yelling at the homeowner. The stranger made a statement that he was going to take the kids after he killed the homeowner. The homeowner got a weapon and discharged four (4) rounds into the ground. The homeowner and children then left the residence and ran across the street to call 911. The deputies and as they were talking to the homeowner he pointed to a person that was walking down the road and identified him as the person that invaded his residence. When the deputies approached the subject he clinched his fists and got in an aggressive stance to fight them. The subject resisted every attempt that the deputies made to arrest him. He pulled away from the deputy and began running away. The deputies caught him and used force to take him to the ground so that he could be restrained and arrested.
During a search of the subject the deputies found two (2) clear plastic baggies that contained a clear crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine. Identification found on the subject identified him as Jimmy Dwayne Lackey, W/M, DOB: 11/06/1981. Lackey was read the Miranda Warning. He was transported to the Liberty County Jail. Investigation showed that Lackey did not know anyone in the residence and he admitted that he was going to kill the adult male that was in the residence.
Jimmy Dwayne Lackey was transported to the Liberty County Jail without incident. He was charged with (1) Burglary of a Habitation with intent to commit another felony [kidnapping] – First Degree Felony, (2) Resisting arrest – Class A Misdemeanor, (3) Possession of a Controlled Substance – State Jail Felony and, (4) Impersonating a Public Servant – Third Degree Felony.
(Information was taken from the deputy’s report. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)