Fugitive from Texas caught in southern Vermont

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Eric Francis

Jackson is wanted for sexual abuse of a young child

CHESTER, VT - A fugitive who authorities in East Texas had been seeking since August was caught Friday in Andover, Vermont by a task force made up of officers from the US Marshals Service, the Vermont State Police and the Chester Police Department.

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    James A. Jackson, 46, is due in court in downtown White River Junction on Monday to answer three arrest warrants issued against him late last summer at the Sabine County courthouse in Hemphill, Texas charging him with two felony counts of "continuous sexual abuse of a young child" and an additional felony count of aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than 14 years of age.

James A. Jackson, 46, faces extradition back to East Texas to face several child sexual abuse charges.

    Jackson had been out on parole from a conviction for burglary of a residence; however, the Texas Parole Board revoked his parole after learning that the arrest warrants had been issued alleging that Jackson had been sexually abusing a child between the months of April and July of 2016.

    After he was located and taken into custody without incident mid-afternoon Friday at a residence on East Hill Road in Andover, which is the next town south of Ludlow and the Okemo ski resort, Jackson was taken to the Westminster State Police Barracks for processing and then lodged for lack of $50,000 bail at the jail in Springfield pending Monday's scheduled formal arraignment on the fugitive from justice charges.


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