|John E. Jackson|
On July 18, 2015 Bates County Sheriff's Office Deputies were dispatched back to the Sheriff's Office in regards to a suicidal male subject who had just entered the lobby. Dispatch had just received a call from Bates County Memorial Hospital stating that this subject had just left the hospital against their medical advice. Someone from the hospital witnessed this subject take a hand full of pills in the hospital's parking lot and then he drove off.
Once the Deputy made contact with the subject, who was identified as John Edwin Jackson, they noticed he showed indicators of being under the influence of a substance. Mr. Jackson was very fidgety and appeared to be slightly confused. He admitted to the Deputy that he had just taken methadone. Mr. Jackson gave the Deputy consent to search his vehicle that was located in the west parking lot of the Sheriff's Office. During the search of his vehicle, the Deputy found approximately 9.5 grams of a white crystal substance that field tested positive for Methamphetamine. The Deputy also found bottles that contained Lisionpril, Methadone and Oxycodone. The Deputy was unable to read Jackson's name on the medicine bottle. Under the front seat of Jackson's vehicle, the Deputy located a 9mm hand gun that was loaded. There was also a rifle in the back floor board that had a bullet loaded in the chamber.
The Deputy took Jackson into custody. John Edwin Jackson was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, which is a Class C Felony. His bond was set at $10,000.00 cash or surety.