Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that on February 7, 2017, Joshua Quiton Jackson, age 30, of Clovis, NM, was found guilty by a Curry County jury of Kidnapping; two counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration, three counts of Aggravated Battery on a Household Member and Criminal Sexual Contact. The jury heard testimony from law enforcement, the victim, and a DNA lab analyst during the two-day trial. They deliberated for about 30 minutes before returning the guilty verdicts.
In April of 2015, the Clovis Police Department investigated two incidents of domestic violence between Jackson and his girlfriend. Jackson is already serving an 18 year sentence in prison for a 2016 conviction of Kidnapping and Battery on a Household Member.
The Honorable Drew D. Tatum presided over the trial and postponed sentencing to a later date, where Jackson faces up to 44 additional years in prison.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Brian Stover prosecuted the case for the State of New Mexico, and criminal defense attorney Jonathan Miller of Albuquerque, represented the defendant.
Stover said, "I can't say enough about the work that Brent Aguilar and the Clovis Police Department did on this case. They took the time to really look into this case and obtain justice for this victim."
For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.