Prattville city councilman arrested
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (WSFA) - A Prattville city councilman has been arrested, according to Chief Magistrate Charlotte Griffith.
Griffith confirmed the arrest of District 2 Councilman Marcus Jackson on a misdemeanor menacing charge.
Jackson turned himself in at the Autauga County Metro Jail and has since been released on his own recognizance.
While the exact allegations are not yet known, Jackson’s attorney, Victoria D. Relf, sent the following statement:
“Councilman Jackson and his family are the true victims in this matter, and he vehemently denies the allegations made against him. The accuser is no victim at all, and we are confident that the evidence will prove as much. Councilman Jackson’s family was gathered together to grieve the loss of their loved one when the accuser verbally and physically attacked the Councilman’s elderly mother and his sister; and in this state, Councilman Jackson has a protected right to defend his mother and sister from imminent physical harm. We find it very curious that the accuser’s first instinct was not to call law enforcement but was to call the local media and make defamatory social media posts. Sadly, the accuser chose to physically attack her own family during what should have been a moment of peace and unity in celebration of the impeccable legacy and life’s work of the Councilman’s dearest uncle—the accuser’s own father. Instead of celebrating her father’s life and legacy, the accuser left behind a trail of chaos and trauma. She has now set out on a path to destroy the good name of Councilman Jackson and his family with no regard for how the disruption and confusion she’s created will impact the community.
“As an American, the Councilman will always support the right of any law-abiding citizen to exercise his or her Second Amendment rights; we hope that the community will offer him the same support. Therefore, the Councilman looks forward to his day in court so that multiple eyewitnesses will tell the truth and Councilman Jackson will be acquitted of this charge.”
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