The Wild Ride

Police say that they were called to the home of Tashika Wilson on Monday to escort him out of the home after she had broken up with him. But the boyfriend Sean Lackey, 39, reportedly returned shortly after noon on Wednesday.

Allegedly on Wednesday, Lackey abducted Tashika Wilson. He allegedly grabbed her by the neck and forced her into his vehicle and drove off.

An alert passing school bus driver witnessed a part of the abduction. As she was on her route she noted a Jeep going the wrong way on a one way street. From her vantage point she could see into the vehicle. “As I started to pass I see the guy’s got his right arm on the steering wheel, and his left arm behind him,”  “He’s got her by the hair, so she’s not laying against the window. She’s kind of doing one of these things, so I say dang that just doesn’t look right.” So she contacted police to tell them what she saw.

Police used Wilson’s cell phone to determine her location. About 8 pm, the cell phone company showed  they were already out of state.

Contact was made with the troopers in the state of Kentucky and the troopers located the vehicle. Lackey failed to stop for the troopers and a high speed chase began and lasted for about 26 miles eventually resorting to the use of ‘stop sticks’ a tire deflation device.

The chase terminated in a crash, and Wilson was found bound and gagged in the rear of the vehicle. Wilson received minor injuries in the crash, including a broken arm. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.  

Lackey was arrested in Kentucky and is reportedly facing charges of kidnapping, wanton endangerment, fleeing and evading an officer, criminal mischief, reckless driving, resisting arrest, and several charges relating to having an improper driver’s license, no insurance and failing to register his the transfer of his vehicle. He also is facing charges of abduction in Ohio, pending his extradition back to Ohio.

Occasionally, a person who ends a relationship with a man will dismiss any threats that may be made. Maybe they think the partner would never go ‘that far’, maybe they feel they can control the partner, either physically or emotionally.

The above woman is a deputy sheriff. Not a rookie, she is an 8 year veteran of the department, working in the corrections area. She was a person trained and experienced in working with offenders. But a person cannot be aware and alert all of the time. Nor can one person totally predict the actions of another. And a person who is in a rage, often doesn’t listen to another’s entreaties. Everyone can be vulnerable to physical force, intimidation with a weapon, or coercion through threats to a another loved one.

I don’t know what actions led up to the abduction, and I don’t know what Wilson thought about the boyfriend or what he might be capable of. Certainly the need to call law enforcement to make him leave her apartment gives an indication of his determination though.

Take any threats seriously, and take all available precautions if threats are made or if there are any attempts at harassment, intimidation or other indicators that violence might occur. Taking procautions doesn’t mean you are weak or allowing the partner to scare you- it means you are being proactive in your own and your family’s safety.


1 Comment

  1. Debbie Hatfield said,

    October 3, 2010 at 11:32 am

    What the article fails to mention is that she dated this guy while in jail.

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