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Cuero's Trent Jackson arrested on forgery charges

By BY MIKE FORMAN - MFORMAN@VICAD.COM
Aug. 26, 2011 at 3:26 a.m.

Trent Jackson

Trent Jackson's Arrests

March 31: Possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana in Goliad County

June 10: Possession of 2 to 4 ounces of marijuana in a drug-free zone, Cuero

August 24: Forgery financial instrument, Cuero

While Trent Jackson's former teammates at Cuero were getting ready to depart for their season-opening football game at Wimberley on Friday, he was being bailed out of the DeWitt County Jail.

Jackson, 17, was arrested Wednesday on three counts of forgery financial instruments, with bond for each count set at $10,000.

The all-state running back for the Gobblers who set school rushing records his freshman and sophomore years has been arrested three times in the last five months.

Jackson was arrested on misdemeanor possession of marijuana charges in Goliad County on March 31.

He was arrested on felony possession of marijuana in a drug free-zone charges in Cuero on June 10.

Capt. Steven Ellis of the Cuero Police Department said Jackson was arrested on the forgery charges after trying to cash some checks at a Cuero bank.

"He passed checks he wasn't authorized to pass," said Ellis, who worked with investigator Israel Galindo on the case.

Ellis said the violations took place from Aug. 14 through Aug. 18.

DeWitt County Sheriff Jode Zavesky said Jackson was released from custody when his attorney posted bond on Friday morning.

Jackson has not practiced with the football team this season.

Cuero athletic director and head football coach Rick Owens said Jackson would not rejoin the team until his legal issues were resolved.

Jackson set school records by rushing for 1,436 yards as a freshman, and 2,526 yards as a sophomore.

He set a Cuero single-game rushing record as a junior by gaining 385 yards against Calhoun.

Jackson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the next game and missed the rest of the season.

Jackson has rushed for 4,851 yards and 64 touchdowns during his Cuero career.

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