Jail Attack Leads to Prison Sentence

Jacquay Jalen Jackson was sentenced to 30 years in prison as a Habitual Violent Felony Offender and Prison Releasee Re-offender for a violent attack on another inmate at the Lee County Jail. Jackson was sentenced to 30 years for one count of Robbery and 5 years in prison for one count of Battery on a Detainee, to be served concurrently.

On July 10, 2019, the victim was approached and asked for some of his food items he had purchased from the jail canteen. He went to his cell to get the snacks and upon entering, five other inmates came in and attacked him. They were punching and kicking him. They were also armed with broomsticks and mop sticks and were beating the victim. After the attack, the group took the food items and left. This all happened very quickly.

The inmates responsible for the attack then cleaned themselves up and started getting rid of the evidence. The corrections officer with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the jail block had just stepped off the block for moments, but saw the victim had fresh injuries to the face, arms, and hands.

The deputy immediately removed the victim from the area and started an investigation. The attackers were identified and the victim received medical care. Two co-defendants have cases pending. Two other co-defendants were sentenced to prison.

Assistant State Attorney Christine Cummins is handling all of the cases.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office