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Man convicted of armed robbery on JSU campus

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Reginald Kiyonne Jackson, 22 (Source: Hinds County District Attorney) Reginald Kiyonne Jackson, 22 (Source: Hinds County District Attorney)
Derrick Course (Source: MDOC) Derrick Course (Source: MDOC)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Hinds County jury has found a Jackson man guilty of the armed robbery of a Jackson State University student.

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith says Reginald Kiyonne Jackson, 22, was convicted in the December 2011 armed robbery of a student from McComb on the JSU campus.

Smith says the student from McComb had just eaten breakfast at JSU's Heritage Hall when he was "accosted" by Jackson and an accomplice, identified as Derrick Course, armed with a knife. The two robbers chased, knocked down, hit and robbed the victim of his iPhone.

JSU officers apprehended the suspects in a dorm room.

Jackson will be sentenced October 21. He faces up to thirty years in prison. Course has already been convicted and given the maximum sentence.

"The contrast between the life paths of the victim and the perpetrator in this case is striking." said Smith. "One is a college student bound for great things - in spite of being the victim of a violent crime. Reginald Jackson, however, chose a life of crime and will likely spend the rest of his youth locked up. I hope other kids will learn from his terrible choice."

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