Jackson charged with four counts of battery
GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle woman remains lodged in the Putnam County Jail after an incident Saturday in which she allegedly injured four people with a knife.
Treva J. Jackson, 35, is charged with four counts of Class C felony battery by means of a deadly weapon, each punishable by up to eight years in prison. She has entered not guilty pleas to all charges, and a pretrial conference in the case has been set for Nov. 12.
Putnam County Superior Court Judge Denny Bridges set Jackson's bond at $20,000 cash only.
According to court records, Greencastle Police Department officers were called to Old Toppers Tavern at 3:30 a.m. Saturday in reference to a battery involving a possible stabbing.
Witnesses said the incident began in the bar when Jackson began verbally taunting another patron, Jessica Phares.
According to an affidavit for probable cause, Phares and Jackson first exchanged words, then traded punches.
"Jessica then reported that Treva grabbed her hair, and that was when several males intervened and attempted to break up the fight."
Witnesses said Jackson was brandishing a knife with which she injured Phares and three men who tried to break up the fight between Jackson and Phares.
Phares' boyfriend, Scott Hoover, is currently incarcerated in connection with the Dec. 15, 2007 prescription drug overdose death of Jackson's teenage son Dietrich Jackson. Phares was also initially charged in connection with Dietrich Jackson's death, but all charges against her were dismissed.
Court documents said witnesses heard Jackson tell Phares, "My son ain't breathing; you shouldn't be either."
Phares sustained minor lacerations to her left index and middle fingers when she tried to grab the knife away from Jackson, court documents said.
Also injured in the altercation were Toby Williams, who received a minor laceration to his right hand; Jeffrey King, who also sustained a minor laceration to his right hand; and Christopher Wasnidge-Williams, who sustained a minor cut on his right forearm.