ST. PETERSBURG — The bail bondsman who spent $25,000 after Hydra Lacy Jr. skipped trial is now seeking repayment because Lacy died.
Lacy was killed after he opened fire on police on Jan. 24, killing two St. Petersburg officers and wounding a U.S. marshal. Before that, Webb's Bail Bonds had paid $25,000 because Lacy failed to show up for a Nov. 1 trial on a charge of aggravated domestic battery, making him a fugitive. It's the reason police were looking for him the day of the shootings.
Bondsman Henry Webb filed court papers earlier this month seeking repayment of the $25,000. The papers cited a law that allows a bail bond company to recoup all or some of the bail when a fugitive is recaptured within two years.
It's well established that the law also applies when a fugitive dies, Webb said Thursday. He said he anticipates getting a check from the Pinellas County Clerk's Office — the same place where he handed over a $25,000 check on Jan. 4.