CLINTON — A Clinton man who stipulated to violating the terms of probation was ordered to serve a sentence of incarceration not to exceed five years for felony forgery.
Joseph Jackson, 34, 215 N. Sixth St., appeared Thursday in Clinton County District Court for a probation revocation hearing. Assistant Clinton County Attorney Ross Barlow on Nov. 28 filed a petition to revoke probation.
Jackson stipulated he violated the terms of probation as alleged in the probation violation report. The court heard arguments from counsel on the disposition issue. District Court Judge Nancy Tabor revoked Jackson’s probation and imposed the original sentence not to exceed five years previously suspended by the court.
District Court Judge Mark Lawson on Sept. 7 ordered a sentence not to exceed five years for forgery be suspended. Jackson was placed on probation to the Seventh Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for a period of two years unless sooner released by the court. A condition or probation imposed by the court was Jackson successfully completing the Residential Corrections Facility program.
According to the affidavit, at 6:40 a.m. April 15, an officer was dispatched to 2515 Pershing Blvd. for a burglary complaint. The officer made contact with the victim, who stated he left his locked residence around 1 p.m. April 14. The victim returned home from work and observed someone unknown damaged the front interior doors and entered the residence. The suspect or suspects took a television and a laptop from the front room. The suspect also took a checkbook.
The affidavit states at 10:14 a.m. April 25, officers were dispatched to U.S. Bank, 405 S. Third St., in reference to a forgery complaint. Officers arrived on scene and made contact with Jackson, who was attempting to cash a check belonging to the victim. Jackson stated he sold some merchandise to someone he did not know on Craigslist. Jackson said he met this unknown person who give him a check. Jackson said he walked to U.S. Bank to cash it. The officer subsequently placed Jackson under arrest for forgery. The officer located a glass pipe during a search incident to arrest. The glass pipe had burnt residue in it in Jackson’ pocket. The officer believed the pipe was used to inhale narcotics.
The affidavit states Jackson was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and transported to the Clinton County Jail.