June Washington County Escapee Pleads Guilty

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Washington County resident Jackie Jackson has pled guilty to Second Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, and Jail Escape in Washington County Circuit Court. District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson said Jackson was set for trial this week for a 2016 Armed Robbery charge but instead pled guilty before Judge Hines on Thursday. Jackson was indicted by Grand Jury in April of 2016 for Armed Robbery and had two pending indictments for Murder and Jail Escape. Jackson along with two others robbed Tobacco City during the early morning hours of January 9, 2016.His Second Degree Murder charge arises from the discovery of Yolanda Jordan’s remains inside of her home on July 5 of that year. And on June 6 of this year, Jackson along with 2 other inmates escaped the Washington County Regional Correctional Facility but were later recaptured. Judge Hines sentenced Jackson to 40 years in the custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections. He will serve 35 years behind bars followed by 5 years of Post Release Supervision for Second Degree Murder, 35 years for Armed Robbery, and 3 years for Escape.

 

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