Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said that a 30 year old man has been taken into custody but has not been formally charged. It is believed that the man killed his 62 year old father at his father’s home on Lee School Road in Walker County.
Reports indicate that Eric Thomas Jackson was not at the residence when his mother returned home from work to find Jackson’s father, Clarence Jackson dead in the back yard from laceration wounds. Walker County Sheriff’s investigators were on the look-out for the younger Jackson on Tuesday afternoon. Chattooga County deputies were put on alert to be on the look-out for Jackson who was driving a grey Ford Ranger pickup.
A citizen spotted the truck on Taylor’s Ridge on a Forestry Service Road and alerted Walker County 911. Eric Thomas Jackson was taken into custody on Tuesday evening. Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said that Jackson cooperated with his officers when he was taken into custody.