LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – A Polk County judge set bond on Friday for a man accused of killing a woman when he crashed his truck into her Lakeland home.
The judge set bond at $156,500 for 24-year-old Ryan Tallant, of Plant City.
“My husband was here and he heard the explosion and tires screeching,” said one neighbor who did not want to be identified. She told News Channel 8 that when Tallant got out of the truck, he tried to leave the scene, but her husband and another neighbor held him there until deputies arrived.
“He saw the gentleman that was driving the truck coming out, and then another neighbor came over, and helped keep him where he was,” she said.
Rev. Wyatt Folds and Janet Folds were married for 55 years, Judd says, but it “ended in blink of an eye in this terrible tragedy. Tallant, with his recklessness, changed this beautiful family forever,” Judd said.
Tallant claims he was driving only 40 mph. He was given a field sobriety test that Sheriff Grady Judd said he “failed miserably”.
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