Eddie Jackson was sentenced to 15 years in prison today, the maximum sentence, as a Prison Releasee Re-offender for one count each of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, False Imprisonment, and Resisting an Officer without Violence. In April of this year, Jackson attacked a woman in the bedroom of a Lee County home, stabbing her with a kitchen knife. A roommate in the house called 911 for help.
In just minutes, officers with the Fort Myers Police Department arrived on scene and saved the victim’s life by kicking down the locked bedroom door. They found the defendant on top of the victim with the knife in his hand. Officers apprehended him and disarmed him. Several of the officers performed emergency medical treatment on the victim’s stab wounds until EMS arrived to transport the victim to the hospital.
“I want to commend the officers from the Fort Myers Police Department at the scene of this crime whose bravery and quick thinking saved this woman’s life,” said State Attorney Fox.
The Fort Myers Police Department honored Officer James Moschella, Officer Phillip Derry, and Sergeant Glenn Eppler with Officer of the Month Awards on September 12th to recognize their life-saving actions.
Lee County Assistant Felony Division Chief John Dommerich Jr. and Deputy Chief State Attorney Abe Thornburg handled the case.
State Attorney’s Office