Mississippi Congressional candidate arrested - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Mississippi Congressional candidate arrested

Eli Jackson Eli Jackson
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A Reform Party candidate for Mississippi's 4th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives found himself behind bars on a simple domestic violence charge.

Eli Jackson, 57, was taken into custody Monday at the Hattiesburg Police Department. According to Hattiesburg Police Department Lt. Jon Traxler, Jackson showed up to file charges on someone, and had an active warrant for his arrest, and he was denied the ability to sign charges on the individual and served with the warrant for his arrest and taken to jail.

Jackson was facing a $1,000 bond according to Forrest County Sheriff's Department officers, and is no longer booked in the Forrest County facility.

The warrant is linked to a May 2014 domestic violence incident that was taken in the 800 block of Laura Street in Hattiesburg. Traxler stated that Jackson claimed that it was from a charge that his daughter filed against him previously. 

Jackson is one of five candidates challenging Republican incumbent Steven Palazzo in the Nov. 4th general election.

Challengers in the Nov. 4th election facing Palazzo are Democrat Matt Moore, Libertarian Joey Robinson, and independents Cindy Burleson and Ed Reich.

Copyright WDAM 2014. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • HPD warning public about scammers posing as Mississippi Power workers

    HPD warning public about scammers posing as Mississippi Power workers

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-04-26 16:47:58 GMT
    The Hattiesburg Police Department is warning the public of a scam targeting people in the City of Hattiesburg.The Hattiesburg Police Department is warning the public of a scam targeting people in the City of Hattiesburg.

    The Hattiesburg Police Department is warning the public of a scam targeting people in the City of Hattiesburg.

    More >>

    The Hattiesburg Police Department is warning the public of a scam targeting people in the City of Hattiesburg.

    More >>
  • MDS honored for community contributions

    MDS honored for community contributions

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-04-26 16:35:21 GMT
    Economy Supply hosted a luncheon for Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers Wednesday at their base camp. (Photo Source: WDAM)Economy Supply hosted a luncheon for Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers Wednesday at their base camp. (Photo Source: WDAM)

    In an effort to get tornado victims back into their homes, volunteers with the Mennonite Disaster Service have helped build 12 houses. And today, Economy Supply honored them with a luncheon for their commitment to the community.  Roses Bar-B-Que and Catering was provided to the volunteers, which included ribs, chicken, potato salad, baked beans and even banana pudding for those craving something sweet. MDS is expected to leave sometime next month. But, those they work with say t...

    More >>

    In an effort to get tornado victims back into their homes, volunteers with the Mennonite Disaster Service have helped build 12 houses. And today, Economy Supply honored them with a luncheon for their commitment to the community.  Roses Bar-B-Que and Catering was provided to the volunteers, which included ribs, chicken, potato salad, baked beans and even banana pudding for those craving something sweet. MDS is expected to leave sometime next month. But, those they work with say t...

    More >>
  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Police chase stolen Coca-Cola truck

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Police chase stolen Coca-Cola truck

    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-04-26 15:42:59 GMT
    Police chase a stolen Coca-Cola truck on Evelyn Gandy Parkway in Petal (Photo source: WDAM viewer)Police chase a stolen Coca-Cola truck on Evelyn Gandy Parkway in Petal (Photo source: WDAM viewer)

    A man was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly stealing a Coca-Cola truck and leading dozens of police on a chase from Hattiesburg into Petal.

    More >>

    A man was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly stealing a Coca-Cola truck and leading dozens of police on a chase from Hattiesburg into Petal.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly