(Woodland, CA) – April 15, 2016 – Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on April 13, 2016, a Yolo County jury convicted 43-year-old Suisun City woman Rochelle Lacy of three felonies for Vehicle Theft, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Using Another Person’s Personal Identifying Information for an Unlawful Purpose. The jury also found that Lacy had a prior Strike Conviction for Robbery in 2013.
On January 10, 2016, Terry Comer, of Suisun City, noticed the keys to his Ford pick-up truck missing after Lacy had visited his residence. Fearing his truck would be stolen, he let the air out of one tire. When Mr. Comer woke up the next morning, his truck was gone. On January 11th, Lacy told a Suisun City Police Officer that she did not have the truck.
On January 12th, officers found Lacy in Woodland in the driver’s seat of the truck. Lacy tried to convince the officers that she had purchased the truck by producing a document she said was a bill of sale. The officers grew suspicious of the document when they noticed multiple dates on it as well as the fact that Mr. Comer’s first name was misspelled. It was later determined that Mr. Comer’s signature had been forged.
During a short break in this week’s jury trial, Lacy left the courthouse and did not return. The trial proceeded in her absence and Lacy was not present when the jury returned guilty verdicts. Based on the jury’s verdicts, Judge Sam McAdam issued bench warrants for her arrest. Lacy faces up to 8 years 4 months in state prison.