Police in Fort Collins, Colorado, issued an arrest warrant on Oct. 24 for 19-year-old sexual assault suspect Elijah Jordan Jackson. On Thursday, Jackson’s mother went to a lot of trouble to hand-deliver him to a deputy at Larimer County Jail.
Jackson is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in Fort Collins in February.
The mother reportedly drove from Colorado to Wyoming to pick up her son and turn him in herself. Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith admitted that the case turned out to be a “very unusual situation.”
(Photo: Larimer County (Colo.) Sheriff's Office)
"What was unusual was when the deputy spoke with the suspect's mother, and she found out about the charges, she vowed to take care of it,” he told KUSA-TV.
"Certainly, we do have family members cooperate, but to have mom go out of state and pick somebody up and bring them into the jail, first time in a quarter century I've seen it occur," he added.
Jackson denied the sexual assault charges and claimed he turned himself in to authorities, not his mom. However, Sheriff Smith said he’s likely just trying to do damage control because the “last thing you want is for anybody in there sitting in a cell next to you know that your mom brought you to jail.”
Smith praised the mother for turning in her son, saying she helped save the county time and money allowing them to avoid the extradition process.
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