Food stamp purchase leads troopers to felony battery / hit and run suspects

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Cody Boggs-Jennings [left], Lacyann Barnes [center], and Albert Barnes
Summerfield, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people who had outstanding warrants, following a Florida Highway Patrol investigation.

It all started on May 11, 2015, when Trooper C. Powers was dispatched to a Hit and Run crash on Southeast 112 Court Road and Southeast 176th Place Road.

When the trooper arrived on the scene, he made contact with the crash victim, Joseph Froman, 75.

Froman stated that as he was pulling out of his subdivision, a blue minivan ran a stop sign and struck his vehicle.

As Froman exited his vehicle, three individuals, later identified as Cody E. Boggs-Jennings, 20, his wife Lacyann Barnes, 21, and her father Albert Barnes, 44, exited the minivan.

According to reports, immediately after the trio exited the van, they began verbally attacking Froman. When Froman asked for their insurance information, Albert shoved Froman twice. Froman then fell backward into his vehicle, which caused a 10×10 inch dent in the driver’s side door.

Lacyann, who is pregnant, then pulled a glass Pepsi bottle from inside the van and threw it at Froman. The glass bottle struck Froman’s foot and shattered.

A witness stated that the trio continued to batter Froman and that Lacyann was acting “chaotically and aggressive” toward Froman.

According to the witness, Cody had to pick Lacyann up and carry her back to the minivan.

They then removed the license place from the back of the van and fled the scene.

There was also a small child with them during the altercation.

Trooper Powers reported that Froman was visibly distraught and shaken up over the incident.

The trooper stated that he used surveillance video from the Summerfield Walmart and discovered that they had purchased items using a food stamp card.

According to reports, a subpoena was obtained and served to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) on May 20.

DCF was then required to provide an address to the trooper by using the last four numbers of the food stamp card.

When the trooper arrived at the residence, he reported that he had been there before in reference to another vehicle assault.

During questioning, all three suspects denied striking Froman. They also denied removing the license plate from their van.

Lacyann told the trooper that she was not throwing the Pepsi bottle at Froman. Instead, she stated she was “throwing it at the ground.”

The suspects told the trooper that Froman attacked them. However, they were unaware that the trooper had obtained witness statements.

Albert told the trooper that he had discussed the incident with a female Sumter County sheriff’s deputy, but records showed that a female deputy was not on duty in the area where Albert stated the conversation had taken place.

Cody stated that he didn’t remember anything because there was so much chaos on the day of the incident.

The trooper reported, “Based on the witnesses’ statements, the fact that the suspects fled the scene and did not report the accident, and because they tried to conceal the crime and their identities by removing the license plate from the vehicle, there was sufficient evidence to obtain warrants for an arrest.”

On June 20, Lacyann, Cody, and Albert were arrested and charged with Felony Battery on a Person Older than 65 Years of Age.

All three were released from jail on a $2,000 bond each.

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  • jenn

    Government dependent white trash and they are procreating…GREAT!

  • Heather Leigh Moore

    Yep, that’s about as white trash as it gets!

  • Randy Morris

    My brother in law knows some folks who was unfortunate enough to live not far from this gang a few years back. According to him there was one kid being held in a cage and the neighbor’s called DCF. They said DCF had been to the home dozen’s of times on other complaints and claimed they couldn’t find the kid. The neighbor’s said the kid’s family tree didn’t fork! Then later they found out the reason DCF was looking the other way was because a deputy sheriff was playing tootsie with the baby moma too. They also said she had to search long and hard to find this idiot Cody who is apparently just as nuts as her daddy is. They won’t do anything with them, they have been doing this stuff for years and getting away with it. Good for this victim that he was lucky enough to get a good FHP Trooper that went to the trouble to solve this case and make the arrests. Lacyann is not showing up as having been arrested in the Marion Jail. The deputy that was “seeing” her was transferred to the jail and later supposedly fired for tampering with a female inmate, but she probably made other jailer friends in her dealings with him. The state attorney will probably drop these charges and they’ll keep doing this until they commit the ultimate crime, then maybe they’ll send them off to the FDOC private prison system where the taxpayers will pay CCA or The Geo Group $20 thousand a year plus medical expenses to house them – that would be a better taxpayer investment on this gang than their food stamp cards are! At least the public would be safe from this “pa Barnes gang.”

  • Lacyann barnes

    Randy Morris wow I don’t know where you got your made up story from but you definitely have the wrong people for sure! And Heather keep up the shit talking because you and your husband are having slandering and harrsment against yall because yall are just as stupid as everyone else who believes this story and yalls bullshit lies grow up yall say you don’t want shit to do with us but yet yall Internet stalk us drive by our house all the time and yall talk about us to everyone but you say we do it to yall no honey we don’t we don’t know where you live yall are blocked for a reason and third we don’t talk about yall because we don’t care about yall but yet yall must care about us always worrying about what we do where were at who we talk to yall are the stalkers and the pathetic ones!