DAVID A. JACKSON, JR., d/o/b 7-16-1987, of Branson, was sentenced to two (2) prison terms on Thursday, January 21, 2016, by Associate Circuit Court Judge Eric Eighmy. Pursuant to a plea agreement with the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office, Jackson pled guilty to the class C felony of receiving stolen property and the class D felony of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident – receiving sentences of five (5) years and four (4) years, respectively. Jackson’s sentences are to run concurrently.
Jackson was caught in a Branson motel room on the night of September 16, 2014, with property he had just stolen from the Branson West Wal-Mart. Also in the motel room was Kenneth Woods, who possessed methamphetamine with the intent of distributing it. Woods was previously sentenced to ten (10) years in prison stemming from that September 16, 2014, arrest.
Then, on July 12, 2015, while awaiting trial on his receiving stolen property case, Jackson was the driver of a car that was in a crash on Main Street, in Branson. Jackson fled the scene of that crash on foot, but was identified by witnesses who were in the car with Jackson, as well as by other motorists.
A class C felony carries a maximum penalty of seven (7) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections and/or a $5,000.00 fine. A class D felony carries a maximum penalty of four (4) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections and/or a $5,000.00 fine.