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Jackson jailed for violating terms of bond

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle woman awaiting trial on felony battery charges is now being held at the Putnam County Jail for violating the terms of her bond.

Treva J. Jackson, 36, was arrested Sept. 21, 2009 after an altercation at a local tavern. She faces four charges of Class C felony battery by means of a deadly weapon, each punishable by up to eight years in prison.

At her initial hearing on Sept. 21, 2009, she pled not guilty to all charges. Her bond was set at $20,000 cash.

James Recker, who was Jackson's court appointed attorney at the time, filed a request for bond reduction for his client on Sept. 30, 2009. That request was granted on Oct. 13, 2009. Judge Matthew Headley reduced Jackson's bond to $20,000 with 10 percent allowed.

A bond of $2,005 was posted for Jackson two days later. As a condition of her bond, Jackson was ordered to hook up to electronic home monitoring. Jackson did so, and a request for release from home monitoring was denied by the court on Nov. 12, 2009.

A petition to revoke Jackson's bond and terminate her from day reporting with the Putnam County Probation Department alleges that Jackson is $220 behind in fees, which she agreed to pay as a condition of her bond.

The report, which was prepared by Probation Officer Rebecca Brush, goes on to say that Jackson agreed to not use or possess alcoholic beverages, and that "(Jackson) admitted to this officer and home detention Officer Jason Chambers that she consumed alcohol on Sept. 15, 2010, and that she regularly drinks alcohol three to four times per week."

Jackson's home was searched on Sept. 16, the report said, and several bottles containing alcohol were found. Additionally, an empty alcohol bottle was found in Jackson's vehicle.

Jackson had also agreed not to possess firearms and weapons, and the report said a knife was found in her car. Jackson also agreed, as a term of day reporting, to pursue her general equivalency diploma.

"It is this officer's opinion that (Jackson) has not made a good effort to pursue this goal," Brush said in her report.

Jackson has also failed to maintain employment since she was released on bond.

According to court documents, Jackson was at Old Toppers Tavern in Greencastle on Sept. 19, 2009, when she got into an argument with another patron. Allegedly, that verbal spat escalated into physical violence, and Jackson ended up pulling a knife and injuring four people with it.

The original trial date for the case was Feb. 24, but has been continued several times. A week before she was set to go to trial in July, Jackson told the court she planned to change her plea, and a change of plea hearing was set fr July 22. Due to the illness of Jackson's new attorney, James Holder Jr., the change of plea hearing was reset for Aug. 19.

At that hearing, Jackson informed the court she no longer wished to plead guilty, and a trial in the case was set for Oct. 6. On Sept. 14, Holder requested a continuance, and the trial was pushed back to Nov. 24.

Jackson's trial date remains set for Nov. 24. No other hearing dates have been set.


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Well at least you got ONE OF THE FEW attornies that is honest in Putnam County to fight for you.

-- Posted by Innocent on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 8:30 AM

I am guilty, no wait I am not, I am guilty no wait I am not. How many times is she going to change her mind. Also, it seems she could use some anger management in bad way.

-- Posted by dcsaiht on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 9:32 AM

Holder a good lawyer? What a joke!!!!

-- Posted by jakeboy on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 5:22 PM

"Also, it seems she could use some anger management in bad way."

Sound more like she needs a 2x4 up the side of her head.

-- Posted by greenwoodspeeder on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 9:57 PM

actually sounds like your the one that needs to be on trial with that remark (greenwoodspeeder)

-- Posted by K9_Handler on Fri, Sep 24, 2010, at 10:39 AM

Miss Jackson has been a friend of mine for many years and She is not the horrible person that ppl have made her out to be. Some of the ppl being judgemental need to take a look at their owns lives before they be judging on someone elses!! She is a good hearted person and the truth of the matter is that we all make mistakes and yes we all have to pay consequences for the mistakes that we make,but she is not monster like ppl have made her out to be. If you were not there when the incident occurred then u do not know all the facts so I dont think that you should comment on something that you really dont have any clue of what really happen. Just because you read something or someone tells you something does not make it true. So unless you see it dont judge it!!! Greenwoodspeeder I have to agree with K9 I think that you are the one that needs a 2x4 upside your head!! Im sure you are not a perfect person and have made mistakes in your life!!

-- Posted by naebaby75 on Mon, Sep 27, 2010, at 11:31 AM

OK, I'll reserve judgement until she is found guilty. Then, once the guilty verdict is in, the punishment should closely resemble a 2X4 upside the head.

-- Posted by Clovertucky on Tue, Sep 28, 2010, at 1:09 PM

The point being this is a place for ppl to comment and voice their opinions and everyone is entitled to their own. Yet when u suggest bodily harm to someone else maybe you should rethink stand on this matter. The truth of the matter is you feel like its your right to condem somebody here and suggest punishemnt but you would never say these things in public or in person. What if it was someone that you knew or a memeber of your family would u feel the same way? Be honest!!!

If none of us have walked in anothers shoes how can we know what lead to this outcome? Being hateful and vengeful is not the answer to how to deal with this!!!

-- Posted by naebaby75 on Wed, Sep 29, 2010, at 4:00 PM


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