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Man charged with attempted first degree murder after stabbing at Jackson Walmart

Maurice Jackson appeared in Jackson City Court Friday morning. He is charged with attempted first degree murder for allegedly stabbing a Walmart North employee Wednesday morning. 

According to court records, Jackson was observed on security camera taking a knife out of its packet while in the Sporting Goods section of the store, then walking around the store with the knife in hand. 

While near the Women’s Apparel and Self-Checkout sections, he came across an employee pushing a shopping cart. As the employee passed him, Jackson stabbed the employee in the right shoulder, according to the records. 

According to records, as the employee ran away, Jackson chased him and said, “Somebody going to die today.”

Jackson was arrested by two Jackson Police Officers, still holding the knife. 

Maurice Jackson’s bond was set at $750,000. A mugshot was not immediately available.

Original Statement from Jackson Police on Wednesday, March 15: 

The Jackson Police Department is investigating a report of a stabbing that occurred inside of Walmart north located at 2196 Emporium Drive this morning around 7:48 AM.

When officers arrived it was determined that an employee of Walmart was injured. He was transported to a local hospital and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

A male suspect was taken into custody and transported to CJC.

This is an ongoing investigation and further information will be released at a later time.

Julia Ewoldt, julia@jacksonpost.news



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