CHANNEL 8 EXCLUSIVE: S.W.A.T. video shows arrests of Stacy Talbot homicide suspects
Channel 8 Eyewitness News has obtained exclusive video showing the arrests of two people linked to the homicide of a Lincoln man.
Last month, three people – James Richard Howard, Sherry Lynn Thomas, and Jesse James Wilson – were arrested in connection to the death of Stacy Talbot.
Lincoln Police say Talbot was found shot in the chest near 14th and Judson on October 18th.
Shortly after, investigators arrested Howard in Leon County, Texas, and Wilson and Thomas were arrested in New Mexico.
Lincoln Police say all three were arrested for various roles in connection to the murder of Talbot.
Channel 8 Eyewitness News obtained body camera footage from S.W.A.T. members as they arrested Wilson and Thomas.
The video shows law enforcement riding armored vehicles, preparing flash bang and gas canisters they would later use to subdue the suspects.
The team arrives at a Walmart parking lot where Wilson and Thomas were sleeping in a car.
S.W.A.T. members pin the car between their armored vehicles, then rush the car, demanding Wilson and Thomas show their hands.
A K-9 unit drags Wilson from the front seat of the car and onto the ground where he is handcuffed.
Officers then start to bring Thomas out of the car when the dog brings her to the ground.
She is quickly handcuffed and both suspects are sat in a nearby patch of grass as law enforcement search and examine the car for evidence.
Both Wilson and Thomas were bit by the K-9, suffering minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.
At one point, a S.W.A.T. team member says he was scared after he saw Wilson reaching into the console – possibly for a firearm.
Both suspects are treated for their injuries and taken from the scene.
At one point, Thomas asks for officers to retrieve her glasses from inside the car.
A man, who in the video describes himself as the team’s supervisor, declines her request saying “We’ll make sure you don’t fall.”
As of Monday, officials had not extradited Wilson or Thomas back to Lancaster County where they will be charged in connection to Talbot’s murder.
Stacy Talbot was found lying in N. 14th street near Judson on October 18 around 8:30 p.m.
Officials say he had been shot in the head and the chest.
He was taken to the hospital where he died less than an hour later.
He sent this text to a woman police found at Talbot’s house near 14th and Manatt Street just after he was killed, less than a block away from where he was found.
According to the documents, Talbot was riding in a stolen silver Hyundai Sonata.
Thomas, Wilson and Howard were inside.
The met up again at a home near 40th and Randolph a few hours later.
Talbot got into the Hyundai with Wilson, Thomas and a third person who would later be identified as Howard.
They drove to a gas station near 40th and A, then to south Lincoln where they drove around in a parking lot near 40th and Pine Lake before heading back north.
At 8:09, Talbot called an inmate at the Lancaster County Jail.
According to investigators who listened to the call, there weren’t any sounds of a struggle in the background and the content of the conversation didn’t appear to be related to Talbot being inside the car.
Then, at 8:22 Talbot sent the text to his friend pleading for help, five minutes before he’d be found laying injured in north 14thstreet.
Bliemiester also said investigators recovered a handgun.
Police haven’t said a motive for the crime.
Talbot’s family speculates it was drug related.
Court documents said Talbot’s home near N. 14th and Manatt was known to the police to be heavily involved in the use and sale of narcotics, but they haven’t tied that to the crime at this time.