Two arrested here for gruesome Ind. murder

Her passenger arrested on other charges

By Lauren Hallow Published:

The woman arrested Wednesday after she allegedly assaulted and bribed police officers at a Frankfort BP station and the man traveling alongside her on a motorcycle are wanted for the gruesome murder of an 81-year-old man in Indiana.

Kentucky State Police said Friday that the Marion Police Department served Indiana murder warrants on 21-year-old Lacy Bradley and 33-year-old James Griffith, both of Rockford, Ohio, after their arrest in Frankfort July 25.

Griffith was on a motorcycle alongside Bradley’s van at the BP gas station on Kentucky 151, where the arrest took place.

A KSP statement says Griffith asked two state troopers who were at the gas station for directions. Troopers noticed the motorcycle’s plates were expired and, after further investigation, found “several other violations” on the bike, the statement says.

As police were investigating, Bradley got out of the van and told troopers she had just bought the motorcycle and Griffith was riding it home for her, the statement says.

Police ran the van’s license plates and found they didn’t match up with the vehicle, and asked to search the van. Bradley denied the search and told police she had taken the plates off another vehicle, according to the KSP arrest citation.

After KSP requested backup from Frankfort Police’s K-9 unit, Bradley attempted to bribe the responding officer and troopers with marijuana, handing them two pill containers filled with “a leafy green substance” and telling them to “take that and leave,” the citation says.

When police told Bradley to step away from the van, she became “aggressive” and “non-compliant” and was arrested, the statement says. As she was being arrested, Bradley head-butted a trooper and kicked another before being Tased by police. the statement says. The arrest citation says Bradley also struck and kicked the other officers.

Police found more than 100 prescription pills in unlabeled pill bottles, drug paraphernalia, an antique coin collection and money in the van. There were also “multiple weapons” – at least one found to be stolen – in the van, and a small handgun was found in Bradley’s purse, the statement says.

Police discovered one of the weapons in the van was recitation.

After KSP requested backup from Frankfort Police’s K-9 unit, Bradley attempted to bribe the responding officer and troopers with marijuana, handing them two pill containers filled with “a leafy green substance” and telling them to “take that and leave,” the citation says.

When police told Bradley to step away from the van, she became “aggressive” and “non-compliant” and was arrested, the statement says. As she was being arrested, Bradley head-butted a trooper and kicked another before being Tased by police, the statement says. The arrest citation says Bradley also struck and kicked the other officers.

Police found more than 100 prescription pills in unlabeled pill bottles, drug paraphernalia, an antique coin collection and money in the van. There were also “multiple weapons” in the van, and a small handgun was found in Bradley’s purse, the statement says.

Police discovered one of the weapons in the van was reported stolen by the Marion Police Department, which is investigating the murder of 81-year-old Duwayne Lindsey. The gun and antique coin collection belonged to the victim, the statement says.

According to a report from an ABC news affiliate in Indianapolis, Lindsey was found beaten to death in his Marion, Ind., home last month. The article cites Marion Police who say the elderly man was stabbed and bludgeoned, possibly with a hammer.

Griffith was arrested after he gave police a false name and Social Security number. The number ended up matching a man who was wanted for forgery in Ohio, according to court records.

Once police discovered Griffith’s true identity, they contacted Marion Police about Griffith and Bradley.

Griffith is lodged at Franklin County Regional Jail on several charges, including receiving stolen property, trafficking in a controlled substance and giving an officer a false name and address.

Bradley is being held at the jail for more than a dozen charges, including resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and four counts of third-degree assault on a police officer.

Their extradition back to Indiana is pending, where they’ll face the murder charges.

Eddie Herring of Huntington, Ind., a passenger in Bradley’s van, was also arrested July 25 on charges not related to the murder. He’s being held at Franklin County Regional Jail on $50,000 bond for drug trafficking and receiving stolen property.

“These were dangerous individuals,” Capt. Chad White of KSP Post 12 said in a statement. “… Had they not been apprehended, they would have committed more crimes and possibly hurt other people.”

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