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Former Tokay High School football player arrested following assault

Yonnie Jackson captured after allegedly beating his wife outside a Stockton Walmart

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Yonnie Jackson

Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2011 7:09 pm | Updated: 6:51 am, Fri Aug 19, 2011.

Sacramento police arrested a man Thursday after a combined search by Stockton, Sacramento and Elk Grove police departments.

Officers were looking for Yonnie Jackson, 40, who was allegedly evading arrest after brutally beating his estranged wife, Sherry Jackson, outside a North Stockton Walmart on Monday.

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6 comments:

  • Steve Schmidt posted at 5:57 pm on Sat, Aug 20, 2011.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2600

    Why am I not surprised that this crime was committed at a Walmart?

     
  • Alex Whyte posted at 10:05 pm on Fri, Aug 19, 2011.

    Alex Whyte Posts: 3

    Guys, this article is much, much different than the original one paragraph blurb that was originally posted before he was arrested. It only mentioned his ties to Tokay in the title and quickly saying he played there and at USC. That article has now been expanded to include his accomplishments as an athlete and the fact that he was a former assistant coach. It makes much more sense now knowing he was athlete of the year, an assistant coach, helped out the team recently, etc.

     
  • Jay Samone posted at 9:33 am on Fri, Aug 19, 2011.

    Jay Samone Posts: 359

    Alex - please stop being a troll. There was nothing disparaging about Tokay High in this article. In fact, his record in Tokay Football is extremely noteworthy - most local people will only remember him because of his football career here and no other player has accomplished what he has since then. There is far more positive info here than what has been reported all over the news (KCRA) and the Stockton Record.

    Personally - I went to school with Yonnie and he was in no way a "class act" back then so whatever personality of his that Coach Tracy saw was entirely different than those of us saw off the field. Either way - Yonnie is in serious need of mental health help during his incarceration - this man is very unstable and there's no telling what he'll do in jail......

     
  • Bob Smith posted at 4:22 am on Fri, Aug 19, 2011.

    Bob Smith Posts: 128

    I graduated from Tokay, I didn't find it disparaging at all. The only reason I read the article was because of the Tokay connection, which I found relevant. It told me that a good school had produced an athlete of potential, this guy had opportunities and was the pride of Tokay. Then he went and blew it, not Tokay's fault and nothing was said about it being Tokay's fault.
    For his actions at Tokay he is a minor celebrity, and we all know when a celebrity makes the news we're going to hear about it.
    A few years back a former Lodi High class president (~ 1973) was sentenced for some type of real estate/loan fraud or something of that nature. It only gained local attention because of his Lodi High connection, you didn't hear Lodi High alumni getting all up in arms because of the mention.

     
  • Alex Whyte posted at 10:40 pm on Thu, Aug 18, 2011.

    Alex Whyte Posts: 3

    I went to Tokay and love the fact that I did. I'll bleed purple and gold until the day I die. I just do not see what high school every other arrestee attended included in the other articles written by the LNS. For example, the paper did not publish what school Jeffery Kenneth Dobretz (felony DUI last weekend) went to. Had Jackson been a recent graduate or current student, yes I could see the relevance...but not as a 40 y/o. And I do understand the author wanting to put a local spin in the article to gain reads. However, the headline, "Former Tokay High football star sought for attempted murder," just seems to throw a great school and great football program under the bus solely to grab a reader's attention. Just my two cents upon seeing the title of the article on the website's homepage.

     
  • Alex Whyte posted at 8:07 pm on Thu, Aug 18, 2011.

    Alex Whyte Posts: 3

    Why is the fact that he is a Tokay alumnus relevant here? Just another reason for the LNS to show it's favoritism?

     
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