Jury trial vacated for obstruction charge

Corryn Brock, News Editor

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The trial set at 9 a.m. Tuesday for a former Eastern student who was charged in connection with a shooting last spring has been vacated because of a trial set prior to hers, according to court records.

The 21-year-old woman, Tatyana Jackson of Kankakee, Illinois, was arrested for allegedly committing obstruction of justice, a Class 4 Felony, in a shooting that occurred on March 3.

According to a press release sent out by the Charleston Police Department on March 20, Jackson allegedly provided a false name and withheld information regarding a firearm registered to her that she alleged went missing an hour before the incident.

According to the press release, the shooting victim, named by CPD as Devontae Gentry of Kankakee, Illinois, was sedated for 11 days after the shooting and did not wish to cooperate with CPD when asked for his account of the incident or a description of his alleged assailant.

According to court records, a phone conference has been scheduled for Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].