Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Security Guard Injured at Local Club

Jermain Jackson

A Winston-Choctaw County Correctional Officer employed as a part-time security guard at a nightclub located on HighPoint-Weir Road was seriously injured on Sunday morning.  In the early morning hours at a club operated by David Goss, an altercation broke out between a man and a woman.

The guard, who is regularly employed with the Winston-Choctaw Correctional Facility was moonlighting as security for the club when the fight broke out.

As the security guard was attempting to diffuse the situation, the female subject's brother pulled out a small knife and proceeded to cut the guard's face and neck. The injuries sustained were extensive.

The guard was transported to Winston Medical Center and then eventually transported by ambulance to University Medical Center in Jackson due to the extent of his injuries.

He is currently out of ICU and doing well according to Sheriff Jason Pugh of Winston County. Pugh said this incident really hits home for many officers.

"He is a great security guard and also a volunteer firefighter. You couldn't ask for a better guy. He was just a man trying to make a little extra money for his family and it is so sad to see something like this happen," said Pugh.

The suspect in the case turned himself in to Captain Ed Hunt of the Louisville Police Department around 10 am on Sunday morning. He is identified as Jermain Jackson.
Bond was set for Jackson at $30,000.