NORTHWOOD – A Hanlontown city council member was given probation in a domestic abuse case stemming from an April 1st incident there.
Jacob J. Jackson, 38, of Hanlontown was arrested on April 1 after assaulting his wife at their home.
Jackson plead guilty, and Judge Coleen Weiland gave Jackson a 1 year suspended jail sentence, a $315 suspended fine and 1 year of probation. He must also pay a $100 court cost, according to records.
Sources close to the victim told NIT that the assault could have been prevented, as Jackson (pictured in 2011) had been with Worth County Sheriff Jay Langenbau prior to the incident and had told the sheriff he intended to harm his wife. Read more about the sheriff’s account of what happened, here.
Jackson was convicted of felony 3rd degree burglary ( 713.6(A) ) in 1994 and served a number of years in prison for that offense.
Sources also say that Jackson lives in rural Worth county but still serves on the Hanlontown city council.