Former Cuero running back convicted of felony


Oct. 23, 2012 at 5:23 a.m.

Former Cuero running back Trent Jackson was convicted of felony forgery on Tuesday.

A DeWitt County jury took six minutes to find Jackson guilty, according to DeWitt County District Attorney Michael Sheppard.

Sheppard said the jury will assess Jackson's punishment on Wednesday.

Jackson was arrested on Aug. 25, 2011 by Cuero police on three counts of forgery financial instruments.

Capt. Steven Ellis of the Cuero Police Department said that Jackson was arrested after trying to cash some checks at a Cuero bank from Aug. 14 through Aug. 18 of 2011.

Jackson set Cuero school season rushing records as a freshman and sophomore.

He rushed for 1,436 yards as a freshman and 2,526 yards and earned all-state honors as a sophomore.

He set Cuero's single-game rushing record of 385 yards as a junior before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and missing over half the season.

Jackson did not play his senior season at Cuero after being arrested on drug charges in Goliad and DeWitt counties.

Jackson attended Blinn College in Brenham in the spring and participated in football drills.

He was recently arrested on drug and evading arrest by fleeing charges in Victoria County.

Sheppard said Jackson faces a punishment range from six months to two years in state prison and is eligible for probation.



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