Update: Jo Jackson Arrested On Warrant Following Court No-Show
WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Jo Jackson was arrested on a warrant Tuesday evening (July 5) after she failed to show before a judge.
Jackson was due in court on June 7 to face multiple charges, including two felonies: reckless burning and filing a false report with law enforcement.
She is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday (July 6) and then again on July 27.
An arrest warrant was issued for Jo Jackson Thursday for failure to appear, which is a felony offense.
Jackson was supposed to appear before a judge on June 7 to face trial on charges of reckless burning, resisting arrest and fleeing after she set a fire in a driveway a year ago, but was a no-show, according to court records.
The arrest warrant was issued June 22.
Jackson has also been arrested multiple times on DWI charges since 2011.
In 2012, Jackson was convicted of negligent homicide after she hit and killed road worker Jack Luper in 2011. She told officers she had taken prescription medications before the incident.
Records show Jackson was arrested three times in the summer of 2015 on DWI charges.
According to this most recent arrest warrant, officials are requesting a $50,000 bond for Jackson.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story stated Jackson was supposed to appear before a judge on June 7 to be given a date for a court-ordered psychological exam. That information has since been corrected.]