Jackson Found Guilty Sentenced to 18 Years
Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that Joshua Quiton Jackson, age 29, of Clovis, NM, was sentenced today to serve 18 years in the Department of Corrections, after a jury trial found him guilty of Kidnapping and Battery on a Household Member. The jury heard testimony this morning and deliberated this afternoon for about 2 hours before returning the guilty verdicts.
The charges stem from police being called to the scene of a domestic battery in April of 2015. Officer Brent Aguilar testified that upon arrival he found the injured victim holding on to a telephone pole and having chest pains. She was transported by ambulance to the emergency room. The victim testified that Jackson held her against her will, after beating her, chased her out of the house, bit her and then dragged her back into the house by her hair.
According to District Attorney Reeb the State had 9 prior convictions of domestic violence against Jackson, with multiple victims. However in the majority of these cases, the women were too afraid to come forward and testify against Jackson.
The Honorable Matthew Chandler presided over trial today. Judge Chandler told Jackson, “The intimidation you hold on women is disgusting. I have a duty to protect the community and I am sentencing you to 18 years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections.” Kidnapping is a serious violent offense which means that Jackson must serve 85% of the sentence before consideration of parole. Jackson will be transported immediately to the Department of Corrections.
District Attorney Andrea Reeb prosecuted the case for the State of New Mexico, and criminal defense attorney Jonathan Miller of Albuquerque, represented the defendant.
For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.