Lockhart sentenced to prison for stabbing incident
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By Carmen Ensinger
A former White Hall has been sentenced to four years in the Department of Corrections for a stabbing incident that took place in White Hall in 2021.
Added to the four-year sentence that he received on Feb. 15 in St. Clair County, Tyler D. Lockhart, 28, will spend the next eight years behind bars since the two four-year sentences are set to run back to back.
Lockhart was scheduled for a bench trial in Greene County Circuit Court on March 10 on charges of Aggravated Battery/Use of a Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Battery/Causing Great Bodily Harm, both Class 3 felonies.
The charges stem from an incident on July 11, 2021 when White Hall Police Officers were called to the report of a fight in the 500 block of West Bridgeport Street at the intersection of Bruce Drive.
Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive 31 year old male victim in his car with what appeared to be two stab wounds on his back which were received during an altercation with Lockhart and a female known to the victim. The two subjects fled the scene at a high rate of speed in a white SUV with a five year old child of the female also in the vehicle.
The Greene County Sheriff’s Department were called in for assistance and located the vehicle just north of Carrollton still traveling at a high rate of speed. The deputy was able to stop and detail them without incident.
Tyler D. Lockhart was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Tiffany A. Syrcle, 39, of White Hall, was arrested on a charge of Aggravated battery for allegedly punching the girlfriend of the male stab victim who was also present during the altercation.
The following day, July 12, Lockhart was charged with the two counts of Aggravated Battery for stabbing the victim and cutting him with the knife.
Syrcle was charged with Aggravated Battery, a Class 3 felony, for striking the girlfriend with her fist and Battery, a Class A misdemeanor for also striking her about the body.
On Oct. 27, 2021, an amended charge of Reckless Conduct, a Class A misdemeanor, was added which Syrcle pled guilty to and she received 24 months supervision.
Lockhart, while out on bail from the Greene County offense, was arrested in St. Clair County on June 7, 2022 and charged with numerous offenses including three counts of Domestic Battery, Resisting a Peace Officer, Aggravated Battery involving Strangulation and Aggravated Battery involving a victim over the age of 60.
Per a plea agreement in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Lockhart pled guilty to the one count of Aggravated Battery of a Victim over 60 on Feb. 15 and all of the other charges were dropped. He was sentenced to a term of four years in the Department of Corrections.
Lockhart will begin serving the Greene County four year sentence once he has completed the four year sentence in St. Clair County. He is credited for 10 days served in the Greene County Jail.