Demarco Montez Jackson

Demarco Montez Jackson, a student at Talladega College, was arrested on outstanding felony warrants from Georgia.

TALLADEGA -- A Talladega College student was arrested Tuesday on outstanding felony warrants from Georgia.

According to Talladega County Metro Jail records, Demarco Montez Jackson, 24, of Conyers, Georgia, was arrested by Talladega police Tuesday evening and was being held without bond.

According to Talladega police Lt. Jimmy Thompson, authorities in DeKalb County, Georgia, determined Jackson was attending Talladega College and initially contacted the Talladega College campus police.

Campus police picked him up Tuesday.

According to Thompson, the warrant from Georgia indicated Jackson was indicted on charges of robbery by sudden snatching and forgery in the first degree in November 2017. A fugitive from justice warrant was issued the following month.

Thompson said Georgia authorities have already indicated they are prepared to pick Jackson up in Talladega and take him back to face the charges in his home state. They now have 10 days to do so, he said.

Under Georgia law, a conviction for robbery carries a penalty of one to 20 years in prison, unless the victim is over 65, in which case the minimum punishment is five years in prison.

Forgery in the first degree carries a penalty upon conviction of one to 10 years in prison.

 

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