By Craig Monger

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the indictment of Franklin Gregory Jackson, former police chief of Lockhart, AL.

The 50-year-old Lockhart surrendered at the Covington County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Oct. 6, after a grand jury indicted him on Sept. 28.

Jackson is charged with one count of domestic violence strangulation or suffocation, one count of second-degree domestic violence/stalking, two counts of third-degree domestic violence/harassment, and one count of third-degree domestic violence/assault. 

Marshall said his office has no other information to give on the case.

If Jackson is convicted, he faces a series of penalties. He could face up to 20 years imprisonment and a fine up to $30,000 for domestic violence strangulation or suffocation and for second-degree domestic violence/stalking; both of which are class B felonies. He also could face an additional year of jail time and $6,000 for each of the third-degree domestic violence charges.

Jackson is considered innocent until proven guilty.