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Accused murderer arrested for burglary while on bond

2 years ago Thursday, July 19, 2012 4:11:35 PM CDT July 19, 2012 Thursday, July 19 2012 Jul 19, 2012 in News
Source: WBRZ

BAKER- Police arrested Derrick Lucas, 18, Tuesday afternoon for burglary, while  he was wearing a court-ordered GPS monitoring device.

Lucas was charged with murdering Josh Weathersby in August of last year, but court records show he was released on a combination surety and property bond in November.

Court documents show that in January, Lucas was arrested by Baker Police again for trying to steal liquor from a grocery store. That prompted DA Hillar Moore's office to file a motion to revoke Lucas' bond, citing at least four more incidents with Baker police since his murder arrest. But, Judge Don Johnson denied the motion, and added GPS monitoring to Lucas' bond agreement.

Then, two days ago, Lucas was arrested for a burglary with two other men on Balm Street in Baker. Police say he was openly wearing his monitoring device during the crime.

Now, though, Baker Police say he's back where he belongs.

"What's really frustrating is he didn't care who saw the bracelet and that's what did him in on this, he's back in jail where he needs to be," said Lt. Glen Daniel with Baker Police.

Judge Johnson is currently in a trial and no one from his office was available for comment.

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