Terence Devonta Jackson is charged with first-degree robbery and shooting into an occupied vehicle, according to court records.
On June 4, 2008, Tracy and Meghan Brown told police they were followed around midnight from Quintard Mall in Oxford to their home near the 800 block of Brookhaven Road in Anniston, said police Lt. Rocky Stemen. Tracy is the wife of Roland Brown, pastor of Golden Springs Baptist Church. Meghan is their daughter.
A large, blue four-door Chevrolet followed the women as they dropped off a relative near their home, and as they approached their own home, they noticed the vehicle had stopped in front of their house, according to police reports.
Rather than turning into their driveway, the women drove to the end of the road, and three unknown teen boys ran up to the women's vehicle as it was stopped at a stop sign and began hitting it, according to police reports. One suspect tried to open the passenger-side door where the mother, Tracy Brown, was sitting, police said.
As they drove away, shots were fired at the vehicle, according to police reports. The women immediately drove to the police station where they gave an account of the alleged attack, police said.
Police issued warrants for three teenagers suspected in the crime on June 5, 2008. Police would not release names of the suspects because they were minors at the time.
Jackson and Dontaveous McClellan, now 18, of Oxford, are charged as adults in the crime, according to court records. McClellan's trial is scheduled for Feb. 16, according to court records.
Jackson and McClellan were arrested June 12, 2008, according to court records, after Oxford police obtained video from Quintard Mall security personnel who helped Anniston police identify the suspects.
Jury selection for Jackson's trial begins at 8 a.m. today in the courtroom of Circuit Judge Malcolm Street.