Jail sentence follows security guard dragging at Lakes Mall

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Minnie Andrea Jackson (Photo: Muskegon County Jail)

MUSKEGON COUNTY – A Grand Rapids woman will spend a year in jail and two years on probation for her role in a shoplifting case where a mall security guard was dragged by a moving vehicle.

20-year-old Minnie Jackson pleaded guilty to unarmed robbery charges in February following the incident on December 30.

Prosecutors say Jackson slammed her car door shut on a pursuing security guard’s arm after taking a pair of jeans from the Buckle at Lakes Mall on S. Harvey Street.

Prosecutors say the guard was dragged several feet before the car door re-opened, sending him to the ground.  The guard suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Jackson was a passenger in the fleeing vehicle.  Prosecutors later identified 19-year-old Jalin Smith-Walker as the driver.

Jalin Smith-Walker (Photo: Kent County Jail)

Jalin Smith-Walker (Photo: Kent County Jail)

Smith-Walker was released on bond following her arrest for her role in the crime.

Earlier this month, Smith-Walker was arrested for Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm less than Murder following a fight in Grand Rapids.

Prosecutors allege Smith-Walker was driving a car that ran over a woman following a fight near Prospect Avenue and Garden Street SE.

The vehicle assault was recorded on a bystander’s cell phone.

The 19-year-old hit by the vehicle was treated for a leg injury and later released.

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