RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to stalking a female acquaintance while on parole for a similar crime that happened in Las Vegas.
The Washoe County District Attorney’s office in Reno announced the sentence for 28-year-old Donald Eugene Jackson on Friday. Jackson was arrested in Florence, Arizona, in January and pleaded guilty to the aggravated stalking charge in July.
According to prosecutors, an investigation by the Sparks Police Department determined Jackson had sent numerous threatening text message to a woman over several months in 2019. The texts included threats against the woman’s dog and property. He also called the woman’s family and friends in an effort to get information about her.
At the time of the threats, Jackson was on parole for stalking a former girlfriend in Las Vegas. That woman ended up shooting him when he tried to climb into her home.
According to the District Attorney’s office, prosecutor Travis Lucia sought a maximum sentence because of the “terrifying nature” of Jackson’s conduct, which came after only a month on parole for the previous crime.
Jackson was living in Washoe County at the time of the threats but had no steady address.