Oxford detective Shelly Sikora testified both alleged victims said they were intoxicated at the time of their alleged sexual assaults. They told police that Jackson sexually assaulted them in his cab on the early morning hours of Dec. 8 and Dec. 9.
One condom, allegedly used during one of the assaults, was located in a nearby Dumpster, police said.
Jackson II, the owner and operator of Sherman’s Safe Ride, is charged with three counts of rape and three counts of sexual battery involving two women. He pleaded not guilty of all charges and is free on bond.
Two women filed separate reports with police accusing Jackson, 38, of the 5200 block of College Corner Pike, of sexually assaulting them in his vehicle, according to Oxford police.
Pagan said in the motion that Jackson should receive two trials pertaining to charges in alleged crimes involving each victim, because a jury could be prejudged by hearing evidence about one incident when weighing a verdict in the other incident. Judge Spaeth ruled against Pagan’s motion.
Jackson’s trial was set for April 30, but was postponed until May 14 to allow Melynda Cook Howard to join the defense team.