Local man sentenced to 45 years at hard labor following jury trial
Elliott Jackson was arrested and charged with one count of Attempted Armed Robbery, 1 count of Attempted Second Degree Murder and 1 count of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The charges arose from an incident that occurred on or about November 16, 2016, when the Defendant armed himself with a stolen firearm and attempted to steal money from a local man.
A jury trial was held June 17-20, 2019. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Doug Walker and Mark White. The defendant was represented by Attorney Darrell Oliveaux. Judge Marcus Hunter presided over the trial. After two days of testimony, the jury found the Defendant guilty of 1 count of Attempted Armed Robber, 1 count of Attempted Manslaughter and 1 count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Sentencing was conducted on November 14, 2019. At that time, Judge Hunter sentenced the Defendant to serve 30 years at hard labor for the Attempted Robbery conviction, 15 years at hard labor for the Attempted Manslaughter, and 15 years at hard labor for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The first two sentences were order concurrent to each other but consecutive to the last, giving the Defendant a total of 45 years at hard labor. All sentences were entered without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.