On Tuesday, April 1, the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office filed initial charges against the suspect being held for the murder of Forest Jackson, 20, in county District Court; the prosecutor now has until April 18 to bring any former charges against the suspect. In addition, bail was increased to $1 million.
Jackson was found by police dead of a stab wound in the neck at around 2 a.m. on March 29 in the B building of the Lakeside Apartments, 6302 St. Albion Way, in Mountlake Terrace. The suspect was picked up at the apartment complex after he called 911.
The suspect, a 20-year-old Mountlake Terrace man who is not being named by MLTnews until he is formally charged, has had a couple of violent confrontations with police over the past 18 months. Court papers indicate that on Feb.15 of this year, he was arrested for third-degree assault of a law enforcement officer when he allegedly pointed a BB-gun replica of a Beretta 92F semi-automatic pistol at Mountlake Terrace police. County prosecutors are currently pursuing an assault charge against the suspect for this incident.
On Oct. 18, 2012, the suspect was arrested for third-degree assault of a law enforcement officer after he allegedly shoved a Brier police officer with his chest and trapped her against a door jam. Two months ago, the suspect pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree assault, a gross misdemeanor, to close this case and was sentenced to 365 days in jail and 24 month probation; all but one day of the jail time was suspended.