Man Arrested in Ansted Middle School Break-In

ANSTED– An Ansted man has been arrested in connection with a break-in at a local school last month. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information concerning this arrest:

     On February 22, 2017 Sheriff’s Deputies investigated an incident at the Ansted Middle School. Surveillance footage indicated that a single male perpetrator had made entry into the cafeteria area of the school and had stolen several items, including 2 laptop computers and a big-screen television.
     After receiving tips from the public concerning the possible identity of the perpetrator, Sheriff’s Detectives were able to positively identify the suspect and gather information sufficient to file criminal charges in connection with this incident.
     Earlier this evening Cody Michael Lockard, age 25, of Ansted was arrested by the Ansted Police Department on felony charges of Entering without Breaking and Grand Larceny. He was arraigned in the Fayette County Magistrate Court and was remanded to the Southern Regional Jail in lieu of $25,000.00 bond.
     This incident remains under investigation by Corporal N.D. Hall and the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau.
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