who allegedly murdered his father at their residence located at
1038 Lee School Road in LaFayette.
According to Walker County sheriff Steve Wilson, the time of the
murder is believed to be sometime between 3:45 a.m. and 6 a.m. Tuesday
morning, Dec. 7.
The suspect, Eric Thomas Jackson, 30, was last seen driving a 2004
dark gray extended cab Ford Ranger pickup, Georgia Tag #3471AGJ.
Investigators are still at the crime scene at 1038 Lee School Road in
LaFayette, Wilson said.
The victim, Clarence Jackson, was found by his wife around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Jackson, Wilson said, left for work at her normal time of 3:45 a.m.
Mrs. Jackson told authorities that both Clarence Jackson and Eric
Thomas Jackson were at the residence the time she left for work.
Clarence Jackson leaves for work at around 5:30 a.m., Wilson said.
Mrs. Jackson returned home at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and found that
her husband’s vehicle and lunchbox were still at the residence.
Knowing something was wrong, Mrs. Jackson had one conversation with
Eric Thomas Jackson by telephone and soon went outside the residence
and found her husband’s body in the backyard.
Wilson said there were signs of a struggle inside the residence that
led to an altercation to the back of the residence.
According to Wilson, there was obvious trauma to the body of Clarence
Jackson. Laceration wounds to the victim's body led investigators to believe an knife had been used.
Wilson said that Eric Thomas Jackson and his father have had tension
between them in the past.