DeWitt: Clayton Jackson Sentenced for threatening

DeWitt: Clayton Jackson Sentenced for threatening

DeWitt Man, Clayton Jackson Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Threats Made to Federal Law Enforcement Agents and a Former United States Attorney

LITTLE ROCK (STL.News) Multiple death threats, including repeated threats to FBI agents and a former United States Attorney, earned a Dewitt man 40 years in federal prison.  Clayton Jackson, 35, whose legal address is in Minnesota but who was living in Dewitt when the original threats were made, received the 480-month sentence from United States District Court Judge Susan Webber Wright on Wednesday.

Jackson originally pleaded guilty on November 2, 2020, to all five counts of an indictment that charged him with three counts of threatening to assault and murder a federal official and two counts of mailing threatening communications.  Each of the five counts carried a maximum 10-year sentence.  On Wednesday, Judge Wright sentenced Jackson to the maximum 10 years on each count, and then ran the sentences for counts 1 through 4 consecutively, and count 5 concurrently, to arrive at the 40-year sentence.  There is no parole in the federal system.

At his change of plea hearing, Jackson admitted that he mailed two letters to the FBI headquarters in Little Rock, one in February 2020 and one in March 2020, which threatened to kill multiple FBI employees who he believed were involved in an unrelated criminal matter. 

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