Gastonia NC Nov 28 2016 A Belmont woman possessed heroin, a crack pipe and stolen property when she tried to kill a Gastonia police officer Friday.
That's according to authorities, who charged Lacey Brooke Lynch with 10 felonies and six misdemeanors before she was given a $1,061,000 bond by a county magistrate.
Lynch, 31, is accused of conspiring with Robert Eugene Bartlett Jr. to steal razors, hair care and other products from a Gastonia Rite-Aid. She also targeted the Dick's Sporting Goods store on Cox Road, taking away hats, Nike shirts and a The North Face jacket, according to arrest records.
Arrest reports say Lynch tried to run over Officer A.E. Johnson with the Gastonia Police Department, that she attempted to kill him with malice and with a specific intent to kill that was formed after "premeditation and deliberation." They also say she was driving recklessly with wanton disregard for the rights and safety of others on Franklin Boulevard and Beverly Drive.
Gastonia Police Department Spokeswoman Donna Lahser said Johnson had to run to get out of the path and avoid possible life-threatening injuries.
Johnson was not injured in the incident.
Lynch, of 326 Canal Road, does not have a driver's license.
She allegedly traveled 45 mph in a 35-mph zone while fleeing arrest. When police finally apprehended her, they found heroin, a used crack pipe, a syringe, steel wool and a red smoking pipe. She also allegedly possessed about $300 in stolen toiletry items from Rite-Aid.
Bartlett, 51, was also arrested and charged with a series of larceny offenses. The two were arrested for shoplifting in South Carolina back in August 2015. At the time, Lynch told hospital staff she used heroin the night before before despite being six months pregnant, according to The Rock Hill Herald.
For these incidents, Lynch faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, heroin possession, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, larceny, conspiracy to commit felony larceny, removing or deactivating a component of an anti-shoplifting device, fleeing to elude arrest in a motor vehicle, reckless driving with wanton disregard, driving without a license, resisting an officer and failure to appear.
She remains in Gaston County Jail.