A Warner Robins man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison without parole for a 2008 attack on a woman, according to a news release from the Houston County District Attorney’s office.
Marion Nikell Jackson, 20, pled guilty in Houston Superior Court to one count of kidnapping for participating along with two other co-defendants in abducting the woman, putting her in handcuffs, forcing her into the trunk of car and forcing her to withdraw money from an automated teller machine.
According to the news release, two other co-defendants, Jabari Fields and Travis Chatfield, have already pled guilty for their role in the crime and received similar sentences in 2008 and 2009 respectively.
Judge Edward D. Lukemire sentenced Jackson to a 20-year term, requiring him to serve at least 10 years without parole. Warner Robins attorney Clarence Williams III represented Jackson and Chief Assistant District Attorney Jason Ashford prosecuted the case.
“With his plea, Mr. Jackson admitted responsibility to a horrible crime that terrorized the victim,” Ashford said in the release. “Even though his criminal record was clean previously, this crime was just too serious to allow anything but a serious no-parole sentence, and we’re pleased the judge agreed.”
Jackson was previously ruled incompetent to stand trial, Ashford continued, stating that was the reason for the delay.
The Warner Robins Police Department was instrumental in resolving the case, the release stated.