JUSTIN DEAN JACKSON, d/o/b 12-20-1989, of Springfield, Missouri, was sentenced to four (4) years in prison Tuesday, November 28, 2017, after pleading guilty to the class E felony of resisting a lawful stop. Jackson entered a guilty plea before Taney County Circuit Court Judge Tony Williams on Tuesday, pursuant to a plea agreement with the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office.
Jackson was operating a motorcycle northbound on U.S. Highway 65, in the late evening hours of September 4, 2017, when a Trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Jackson fled from the Trooper – reaching speeds as fast as 100 miles per hour – in an attempt to avoid the traffic stop. The high-speed chase led into Christian County, where Jackson was ultimately apprehended. Jackson was driving without a valid license, and had felony warrants from Greene County, Missouri.
The class E felony of resisting a lawful stop carries a maximum penalty of up to four (4) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections and/or a fine of up to $10,000.00.