Bail increased to $1 million for suspect in Mountlake Terrace stabbing death


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.


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