“Donald Wayne Jackson Indicted in Shooting Death of Wife”

By | August 11, 2023

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Donald Wayne Jackson, along with 13 others, has been indicted by the Cumberland County grand jury for charges related to the shooting death of his wife earlier this year. The grand jury will arraign the indicted individuals on September 15, where they will decide on legal representation. Jackson, who was charged with voluntary manslaughter and possession of a weapon by a felon, claimed that the shooting occurred during a struggle over a shotgun. Other indictments include charges of burglary/theft, assault, driving under the influence, and contraband. Michael Moser, Crossville Chronicle, Tenn. reported

On August 10th, Donald Wayne Jackson was among the individuals indicted by the Cumberland County grand jury. The charges brought against him are related to the fatal shooting of his wife earlier this year. The indicted individuals will appear in Criminal Court on September 15th for arraignment, during which they will declare their legal representation or need for attorney appointment.

It is important to note that an indictment does not imply guilt, but rather signifies that the grand jury, composed of citizens, has reviewed the evidence and deemed it sufficient to proceed with further judicial examination in a higher court.

Donald Wayne Jackson, 39, was arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter and possession of a weapon by a felon following the shooting death of Terri Loretta Pitton, 53, on April 25th. Pitton succumbed to a single gunshot wound to the chest. Jackson claimed that the incident arose from a domestic dispute that escalated into a struggle over a shotgun, resulting in the accidental discharge of the weapon. At the time of the fatal shooting, Jackson and his wife were the only individuals present in the residence.

The grand jury also forwarded charges for further action in other cases. Carrie Nicole Rector was indicted for theft of merchandise from Walmart, while Rebecca Lynn Gibson was indicted for aggravated burglary and theft of property. Likewise, Darrell Wayne Smith faced charges for theft of property, and Dustin Ryan Seney and James Edward Crouse were indicted for assault-related offenses. Additionally, Jeffrey Jonathan Dannel faced charges of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon by a felon, Darrell Aaron Cox faced charges of driving under the influence, Heidi Jo Kroger faced charges for a second offense of driving under the influence, Cameron Lee Caughron faced charges for driving under the influence, and David Glenn Belvin faced charges of vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence, and driving without proof of insurance. Lastly, Christin Lee Lehmann was indicted for driving under the influence, and Kayla Leann Walker faced charges for introducing contraband into a penal institution.

Furthermore, one individual was indicted under a sealed indictment, which will remain undisclosed until it is served on the defendant.

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