Man facing murder charge following investigation into wife’s death

Jeremy R. Jackson (Provided Photo/Jennings County Sheriff's Office)
Jeremy R. Jackson (Provided Photo/Jennings County Sheriff's Office)

NORTH VERNON, Ind. (WISH) – A North Vernon man was arrested on Friday and is facing charges, including murder, following an investigation into the death of his wife.

According to a release from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office, detectives arrested Jeremy R. Jackson, 33, on preliminary charges of murder, dealing in methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

Police say his arrest is the result of an investigation into the death of his wife, Jessie Jo Louden-Jackson, 23, on April 5.

Deputies were called to a home in the 700 block of Country Manor at around 11:30 p.m. on the report of an unresponsive person. When they arrived they found that CPR was already being performed on the woman.

She was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Deputies served a search warrant on that home and also attended the autopsy. Detectives say toxicology and final autopsy reports are still pending.

The detectives who led the investigation say Jackson is responsible for supplying the methamphetamine to Jessie Jo Louden-Jackson that resulted in her death.

Deputies say they had been actively looking for him and received a call of where he might be in North Vernon on April 11. Deputies went to that location and took him into custody.

Jackson was taken to the Jennings County Jail and has been preliminarily charged with murder, a Class A felony, dealing in methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony.

He remained in the Jennings County Jail Sunday night.

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