Gorman coach stole master key to break into victim’s apartment, according to arrest warrant


An arrest warrant details how Bishop Gorman assistant men’s basketball coach Jakeal Lockett allegedly broke into a young woman’s apartment with the intent to sexually assault her. The alleged assault occurred around 1 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24.

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Lockett is still being held in the Smith County Jail on a $250,000 bond after being arrested on Monday, March 4. He is charged with Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit Sexual Assault. If convicted, he faces five years to life in prison.

The victim is not named in the document.

The warrant states Lockett reportedly stole his girlfriend’s master key card and PIN code that allowed him to access any apartment within the complex. His girlfriend is a Resident Assistant at the complex, which houses UT Tyler students.  She and the name of the student apartment complex is not named in the warrant.

University records show that the card was only used during this incident, according to the warrant.

Lockett allegedly entered the victim’s apartment “without… expressed effective consent” and used both his arms to hug and kiss her on the mouth “without… effective consent” three times. Lockett then laid on top of her in her bed until she was able to push him off, according to the court document.

The warrant states that Lockett called the victim by her name and had met her on two previous occasions. During the alleged assault, he talked how he had bought her breakfast.

After the victim pushed him off, Lockett got up to leave. Before he left, he ripped a receipt with his name from a Whataburger bag that he had carried into the room .

In the arrest warrant, officers from UT Tyler Police state Lockett’s girlfriend said that he returned to her apartment shortly after the attack. 

U.T. Tyler released a statement today saying, 

“After the Feb. 24 incident, The University of Texas at Tyler Police personnel reviewed with residence life staff the access security protocols and identified improvements that were implemented immediately. For security reasons, we do not discuss the particulars of access protocols. Both the police and residence life staff have begun a process to comprehensively review resident facility access security.”

Bishop Gorman released a statement when Lockett was arrested saying he had been put on administrative leave until the case worked its way through the courts. The statement also said they would not be commenting further on the investigation.

He is not allowed to have any contact with students.

Along with being a varsity men’s assistant, he is also the head middle school boy’s coach. 

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