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Donaldsonville woman pleads guilty in connection with 2017 shooting

Last week, Andrea Jackson of 302 Claiborne St. Donaldsonville, LA., age 53, pled guilty to Aggravated 2nd Degree Battery. Jackson was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Phil Maples, and presiding over this matter is the Honorable Judge Cody Martin.

On July 25, 2017, deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a Donaldsonville residence in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a female victim had been shot in the face and was driven to an area hospital by her girlfriend, Andrea Jackson. Detectives interviewed Jackson who advised that she and the victim had gotten into an argument. Jackson advised that she became upset and shot the victim in the area of her face with a small caliber pistol. Jackson advised that she put the gun in a bedroom dresser before transporting the victim to the hospital. Detectives executed a search warrant at the residence where the shooting took place which led to the recovery of the firearm and additional evidence corroborating Jackson’s statements. Jackson was subsequently arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.

Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, sentencing was deferred to a later date pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation. Sentencing is tentatively set for August 10, 2021. Jackson faces up to 15 years in state prison.

Submitted by Public Information Officer Tyler Cavalier for 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky L. Babin.