DA Holds Press Conference to discuss Lacy
Jon David held a press conference Friday afternoon
to discuss process related to the Lennon Lacy
hanging death that occurred on August 29 in a
trailer park in Bladenboro.
At the hastily
called press conference, David said he expects the
Federal Bureau of Investigation to look into the
death of the 17 year old West Bladen High School
The DA said he was limited by the
code of ethics in talking about the case, but could
talk about process rather than the facts.
said he first contacted the Wilmington FBI office
before Thanksgiving. David said the call for
help by the FBI was not due to any loss of
confidence in the SBI, but he had seen the two
agencies successfully work together in the past.
He ask the public to withhold judgement until
all the facts are known and said he wanted the
process to be as transparent as possible. He
added, the process has been ongoing and was never
Lacy's death was ruled asphyxia from
hanging by the state Medical Examiner's Office.
David said there was no evidence of foul play and
ask if anyone had any additional evidence to make it
The Lacy family and the NAACP
questioned the initial ruling of suicide and ask for
a federal investigation.
The NAACP has
scheduled a march though the downtown Bladenboro
area beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. The march
will begin at the First Baptist Church at 521 Martin
Luther King, Jr. Street.