A hearing for 29-year-old Zachary Lawson in a case where he faces two counts of felony flee and elude was held Thursday morning. The case goes back to September 23, 2011, when he allegedly led officers on a chase twice on the same day.
The defense contends that police didn’t have his permission to enter his home where they discovered the motorcycle allegedly used in the flee and elude case. Apparently, they showed up at his home in Nickerson and was let in by a baby sitter or house sitter and who may have been in process of buying the home. They want the evidence of them discovering the motorcycle and any other evidence suppressed. That was denied with the judge believing she had the authority to allow the officers in.
So, the case will proceed to trial.
Lawson is also one of three men charged in a case from last year involving the alleged kidnapping and beating of a Nickerson man. He’s charged with aggravated kidnapping, conspiracy to commit aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, aggravated intimidation of a witness, criminal threat, possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, anabolic steroids and criminal use of weapon. That case is scheduled for a preliminary hearing next month.
He along with 26-year-old Jeremia Palmer, and 28-year-old Jedrik Smith arrested for the alleged kidnapping and beating of 28-year-old Larry McVey.
He also faces charges of possession of stolen property, possession of marijuana, and defacing a vehicle serial number. That case from February 21st, of this year. The second case was from August 25, 2011, where he’s charged with possession of stolen property, for allegedly having a Mustang Skid Steer, taken from Nisley Construction.
Another case concerns the criminal threat allegedly made against Jeremia Palmer. He allegedly threatened him with physical violence back on October 29, 2011
They did have a bench trial for a misdemeanor domestic battery case and Lawson was found guilty, and the judge ordered a 6-month sentence, however, he’ll get credit for time already served in jail.
His bonds for all the cases total 1-million, 50-thousand, 500-dollars after he was arrested on a number of warrants for failing to appear, in fact he faces six counts of failing to appear and indirect contempt of court.