Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Smith County Watchdog welcomes Constable Henry Jackson to the Mugshot Club!


Meet Smith County Precinct 1 Constable Henry Jackson:

He is a criminal with a badge.

Jackson was charged with seven felonies and three misdemeanors in 2008, including seven counts of tampering with official government documents and three counts of official oppression for alleged sexual harassment.  (LINK) Unfortunately, he was offered a plea deal (approved by Judge Randall  "Shotgun Wedding" Rogers) in which he was convicted of two misdemeanor charges, for which he was given deferred adjudication, paid a fine of $100, and $1,400 in restitution.  He also had his peace officer's license suspended for six months.  But get this:  JACKSON RAN FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2010, AND WON!  Oh, and, by the way, the "tampering with documents" charges were related to falsified employment records on employees of his private security company who allegedly were receiving pay from the county while they were working for Jackson's company.  Hmm...Sound familiar?  Just Google "Constable Dustin Rust."

Judge Randall Rogers  (Looks like a real genius, doesn't he?)

I know--I should have already inducted him into the club, but I had forgotten about his earlier escapades until I read about his most recent criminal behavior--tax evasion.  Apparently Jackson just, um...forgot to pay over $157,000 in federal income taxes from 2010 through 2013.

So, the Club is growing.  Here's the membership list:

Constable Henry Jackson:  Tampering With Government Records;  Official Oppression:  Tax Evasion

Commissioner JoAnn Hampton:  Felony Injury to an Elderly Person (Charges pending)

Former County Judge Joel Baker:  Open Meetings Act Violations

So my questions are...




I don't have any answers for you, sheeple of Smith County.  But stay tuned--election time is a-comin'.

And we are watching.


  1. I was surprised to see a recent editorial in the Tyler Paper that was critical of the DA's office for failing to obtain an indictment against Jackson's wife for shooting him and injuring their granddaughter. It got me thinking about Bingham and his future. I've been puzzled by April Sykes' withdrawal from the DA's race and Skeen's indication that he will seek another term. I had assumed that the plan has been for Skeen to retire, Bingham to take his place, and Sykes to take Bingham's place. I think I may have it figured out. Mind you, this is just speculation on my part but something's up. The timing is curious. This all occurred not long after Trump was elected. I think (again, just speculation, I have no direct knowledge of anything) Bingham is eyeing the US Attorney position. If Hillary had one, he wouldn't have a shot at it. But, his hang em high philosophy fits in with Attorney General Session's attitude towards criminal justice issues. Bingham has been a loyal Republican and he probably thinks his reputation as a tough prosecutor will get him an appointment. And, he is probably planning to take Sykes with him. That would explain why Skeen decided to stay on the bench and neither Bingham nor Sykes are seeking election to anything. Now, the thought of Bingham being the US Attorney is disgusting. Hopefully, someone will point out to those in the administration making the decision that Bingham has demonstrated incompetence and a lack of integrity in his current position which are traits they should not want in a US Attorney. One only has to consider the Mineola Swinger's Club Case and Bingham's conduct in the Kerry Max Cook case to conclude he has no business being appointed to a higher office. But, I guess we'll see.

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  2. Holy crap, Hmmmm......! I hadn't thought of that. So...terrifying yet so plausible. Imagine Bingham in the federal system with its unfettered power and limitless supply of drug defendants and guys who got accused of doing naughty stuff on the internet...

    Makes me shudder.

    I'll try to do a post on the Maraland Jackson thing in the next few days. I've just been a little busy lately. I'll put your theory out there and see what the readers think.