- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

TYLER, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a shooting where an East Texas constable and his 5-year-old granddaughter were injured was prompted by his wife’s belief he was having an affair.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports (https://bit.ly/1SMBdKt ) that according to an arrest affidavit, 66-year-old Meraland Taylor Jackson told officers she shot her husband, Smith County Precinct 1 Constable Henry Jackson, Saturday because she believed he had been having an affair with a co-worker.

Meraland Jackson is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon family violence. She’s jailed on $500,000 bond.

Police say she shot her 63-year-old husband in the chest and the girl in the ankle. Henry Jackson was in stable condition at a hospital. The couple’s granddaughter was treated and released.

Meraland Jackson told investigators her granddaughter was hit accidentally.


Information from: Tyler Morning Telegraph, https://www.tylerpaper.com

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