- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

LYNDON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Corrections supports home detention for a man who was paralyzed after being shot by state police during an alleged crime spree last year and awaits trial.

Eric Jackson’s lawyer, David Sleigh, said a prison medical wing isn’t the proper place for the Lyndon man, who now must use a wheelchair.

The 27-year-old Jackson faces 18 charges after allegedly escaping from furlough and his probation officers, stealing cars and hitting two Vermont State Police cruisers in May 2014. Police shot him multiple times.

Jackson is being held on $200,000 bail at the Southern State Correctional facility, where he makes trips to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

The Caledonian Record reports (http://bit.ly/1GiwCNu) Sleigh said the department will support the medical furlough if the court determines home detention will be granted.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com

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