A Carthage teen indicted in May for various crimes including the rape of another male appeared in DeKalb County Criminal Court Tuesday where he received a ten year sentence on supervised probation. He was granted judicial diversion.
18 year old Jacob Randall Stacy of Cordell Hull Circle, Carthage was named in sealed indictments on charges of rape, burglary, auto burglary, theft under $1,000 (2 counts), and vandalism (2 counts).
During Tuesday’s appearance Stacy entered a plea by criminal information to one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (broom stick from the rape offense) and one count of burglary. All the other offenses were dropped including the rape charge. Stacy received a six year TDOC sentence for the aggravated assault and four years for burglary to run consecutively for a total sentence of ten years but all suspended to supervised probation. He was given jail credit of 250 days from March 2 to November 7, 2017. Stacy was also ordered to pay restitution of $500 to the victim in the burglary and he is under a restraining order to keep away from the victim in the assault case.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that at the time of the offenses Stacy was a juvenile but his case was later transferred from the juvenile court to criminal court so he could be tried as an adult. Prior to his turning 18, Stacy was in the custody of the Department of Children Services.
On the rape charge, the indictment alleged that on or about October 29, 2016 in DeKalb County, Stacy did intentionally and or knowingly engage in unlawful sexual penetration of another male without his consent constituting the offense of rape. Under the criminal information relating to the same offense, the District Attorney General charged that “Stacy on or about October 29, 2016 did unlawfully and intentionally or knowingly cause the victim to reasonably fear imminent bodily injury utilizing a deadly weapon, to wit: a broom stick”.
Meanwhile, on October 17, 2016, Stacy allegedly entered the Mount Zion Baptist Church, not open to the public, with the intent to commit theft, constituting the offense of burglary. From the church, Stacy allegedly stole various food items being under the value of $1,000, constituting the offense of theft. During the break-in, Stacy allegedly caused damage to an interior door and two window screens of the church building.
On the same day, October 17, 2016, Stacy allegedly entered a 1995 Ford F-250 pickup truck with the intent to commit a theft constituting the offense of burglary of a motor vehicle. From the truck, Stacy allegedly stole personal checks, chewing tobacco, and a 10 foot trailer being under the value of $1,000 constituting the offense of theft under $1,000. During the break-in, Stacy allegedly damaged the dashboard and ignition of the truck.