Reckless homicide suspect appears in court

There will be a corrected indictment in the reckless homicide case against Robert Jackson, after a recent superseding indictment contained an error.

Jackson appeared alongside defense attorney Olivia Adams, who informed the court she needs more time to go through the substantial amount of evidence in the case, as well as get some concerns about preserving blood test evidence addressed.

Judge Andrew Self told her to file an order to preserve that evidence, with the Commonwealth having no objection.  Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Boling says there will be a corrected superseding indictment issued soon in this case, as the last superseding indictment had the number of reckless homicide and wanton endangerment charges incorrect.

A pretrial conference was set for August 17 at 1 p.m. Jackson was traveling south on Princeton Road about three and a half miles north of the Eagle Way Bypass in Christian County on December 23, 2019 when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Misty Quarles of Cerulean. Quarles’ pickup then went over a bridge and onto a creek bed.

Quarles and a passenger, 11-year-old Alexia Trump, died from their injuries. Two other passengers, 34-year-old Marcus Quarles and a juvenile, were seriously injured and flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Jackson was also injured and was taken to an area hospital.