Big time drug dealer pleads guilt to ‘drug related’ murder


Donovan Jackson, a 29-year-old drug dealer has pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit burglary and will now spend his next 20 to 25 years in prison. Jackson also pleaded guilty to two counts of selling cocaine and one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine in three other separate cases.

Donovan Jackson

A co-conspirator is what Jackson was when he was with Joshua Edwards, who in December pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, first-degree burglary two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, discharge of a weapon into occupied property and felony conspiracy and is serving a 20-t0-25 year sentence.

Joshua Edwards

Evidence suggests on March 6, 2013, Edwards and Jackson went to the home of Earl Watson Chentlin with the purpose of robbing him of drugs and money. Chentlin, chased the two men with a handgun but was shot and killed instead. Nearly two years later, Jackson and Edwards were identified by a drug offender who gave information to Jacksonville Police Department narcotics officers, according to a press release.

The next day after the shooting, Jackson and Edwards were arrested on drugs and weapon charges in South Carolina. Two firearms seized from the men were forensically linked to Chentlin’s death.

Chentlin was hit by a bullet that entered his car, through his ribs and into his heart, resulting in Chentlin crashing the car, according to a press release.

Henrietta Chentlin, the mother of Earl was present in court Monday and said that she was happy with the justice her son received.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Popular

To Top