Women sentenced to a day in prison for role in Christmas parade brawl
Police say 2 deputies were injured after women resisted arrest
Anika Jackson, 33, and Keshonda Jackson, 26, both pled guilty on Nov. 16 to resisting an officer. They were sentenced to one day in jail and given credit for time served.
A. Jackson was originally charged with disturbing the peace, battery of a police officer and another count of resisting an officer. Those charges were all dismissed. K. Jackson was originally charged with disturbing the peace and battery of a police officer and those charges were also dismissed.
Additionally, 19-year-old Blaire Odum, who was arrested and charged with inciting a riot, will have to attend a pre-trial intervention program. The program provides defendants, usually first-time offenders, with opportunities for alternatives to the traditional criminal process of ordinary prosecution.
The incident took place near the Capitol One Bank parking lot on Apple Street following last year’s parade while children waited in line to get their picture taken with Santa. A. Jackson and K. Jackson, both of Gramercy, got into an argument and were yelling profanity in front of hundreds of onlookers, according to Capt. Pat Yoes, a spokesman with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Yoes said that the women were told several times to leave the area, but they refused and were arrested. During the arrests, Yoes said that A. Jackson and K. Jackson kicked and punched the officers.
While police were trying to corral the women, a 16-year-old boy from Norco ran up from behind and punched an officer in the back of his head, authorities said. The deputy lost consciousness for several seconds and fell on his side, according to the arrest report.
Three other deputies attempted to arrest the 16-year-old, but they say he continued to resist them. The boy was tased by officers and arrested.
A 14-year-old girl from Norco was also arrested at the scene after police say she tried to run towards the officers making the arrests. However, she was stopped before she had a chance to attack any of the officers, the report said.
A Norco resident who wished to remain anonymous said that the boy and girl were related to one of the women who was being arrested.
Odum, of Destrehan, was arrested after continuing to shout for the two women to resist arrest, even after being told several times to stop yelling and leave the area, authorities said.
The fates of the 16-year-old and 14-year-old are unknown because juvenile records are not open to the public.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
It was Wayne Abadie’s opportunity to work in “plarn,” but also to use this plastic...
With the theme of “Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often,” the St. Charles Women’s Club...
Food, bands and carnival games will all be featured at this weekend’s Little Red...
St. Charles Parish’s second annual crawfish cook-off will be bigger in nearly every...
Playing at St. Thomas Aquinas in Hammond, despite being the lower seed and earning...
HBO documentary figure and murder suspect Robert Durst is coming to St. Charles...
New York Life gives you the path to financial security of life time protection and value of life insurance, annuities, retirement plans and other financial planning. Let us help you achieve the financial goal of lifetime income!
Time moves on, but Dr. Couch is not forgotten - 1575 views
The small, orange brick building at 15160 U.S. Hwy. 90 in Paradis, where Dr. Wilson P. Couch practiced medicine for more than 40 years is getting a new tenant.