Jail sentence follows security guard dragging at Lakes Mall
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.
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.