Update: Charges reduced for basketball player sisters
Update May 20, 2010
ATHENS (WRCB)-- Felony charges have been reduced to misdemeanor charges. Both sisters are now being charged with simple assault instead of aggravated assault. Bond has been reduced to $1000 for each sister.
May 19, 2010
ATHENS (WRCB) -- A former star for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols, Brittany Jackson, is accused of helping her sister, Lindsey, attack a couple leaving an Athens, TN dorm.
Police say the attack happened Tuesday night at Keith Hall on the Tennessee Wesleyan campus. According to the police report, Brittany Jackson drove up in her car then she got out with her sister, Lindsey. They then attacked Kyle Shipley and Christa Cardin. Kyle Shipley told police he had fathered a child with Lindsey and they had recently broken up.
At one point, Cardin was pushed to the ground and punched in the face several times. Shipley says he pulled Lindsey Jackson off Cardin and she started swinging at him. Shipley says he blocked the punches with his arms.
Campus security arrived and Cardin fled back into the dorm. A witness says she helped Cardin with her injuries then answered Cardin's cell phone when it rang. The witness says it was Lindsey Jackson making the call and she threatened to kill Cardin. Cardin was taken to Athens Regional Medical center where she was treated for head trauma and a concussion.
The report from Athens Police said both sisters smelled of alcohol. Shipley told police it was the second time that Lindsey Jackson had come to Keith Hall and attacked him.
Both Brittany and Lindsey Jackson are charged with aggravated assault. They are held under $20,000 bond each at the McMinn County Justice Center. Both are scheduled to be in court Thursday.
Brittany Jackson played for Bradley Central, the University of Tennessee and for the Dream in the WNBA. Lindsey just finished playing for Tennessee Wesleyan in March.