The man accused of committing an armed robbery with a Christian County sheriff’s deputy’s stolen gun wants a new attorney before his case goes forward.
Nineteen-year old Tijuan Jackson appeared in Christian Circuit Court Wednesday with public defender Lester Guier. Jackson admitted to cutting his ankle monitor off while on pretrial release, but says he’s not guilty of the November 21st, 2016 armed robbery of Detravius Willard.
Guier says he’s told Jackson he’ll take the case to trial, but Jackson asked for additional time to hire private counsel.
Judge John Atkins continued proceedings until March 26th as Jackson says his family is in the process of obtaining a new lawyer.
Jackson’s codefendant, 18-year old Jacob Miller, is in jail for probation violation and tampering with his ankle monitor after pleading guilty last year to facilitation to first-degree robbery and theft of his father’s duty weapon.