A 23-year-old Mt. Vernon man pleaded guilty in Jefferson County Court to a Class 2 felony charge of burglary in exchange for multiple other charges, including first-degree murder being dismissed.
Jarron Liddell was arrested and charged last August with the burglary charge, as well as two Class X counts armed violence and one Class 2 count delivery of a controlled substance near a school or park.
Liddell was free on bond in that case when he was arrested along with seven others in connection with the robbery and shooting death of DeAndray Jackson in January.
He was charged in that case with two counts Class 3 felony attempted robbery, Class 2 felony robbery conspiracy, and first-degree murder.
All charges in that case were dismissed per his open plea of guilty. Unlike most plea agreements, an open plea doesn’t come with an agreed upon sentence. A Class 2 felony is punishable by up to 7 years in prison.
Liddell is the fourth defendant in the case to enter a plea to a lesser charge, the other three being Curtis Devan Jr. Lekedrion Russell, and Deon Frazier.
Per their plea agreements, they must testify honestly against others remaining accused in the homicide.
The four men still facing charges in Jackson’s murder are Lamar Williams, Jr., John Wells, Dantrez Brown, and Tony Feggins.