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Published On: Wed, Jan 6th, 2016

Michael Jacobs, charged with murdering mother, Melody Jacobs, attacks deputy while heading to court

The public court appearance for the man accused of fatally stabbing his mother has been cancelled after he allegedly attacked a deputy on Tuesday.

Police charged Michael Jacobs, 21, in the death of his mother after authorities said Jacobs called police on Sunday to tell them he stabbed his mother Melody Jacobs to death.

Jacobs had been scheduled to appear in front of a judge on Tuesday afternoon, but those plans changes after a pair of incidents at the jail.

On Monday, authorities said Jacobs choked another inmate at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center. The assault allegedly happened in front of deputies while food was being distributed in the medical wing of the jail.

The deputies had to remove Jacobs from the inmate, who suffered no injuries. He was charged with aggravated assault for that attack.

Then, on Tuesday, Jacobs allegedly “took (an) aggressive posture and attempted to grab a Cherokee Sheriff’s deputy” while being escorted to his cell. The deputy was not injured and immediately took control of Jacobs. Authorities said no charges would be filed related to the attack.

After that incident, administration decided to bring a Cherokee County judge to Jacobs, instead of removing him from his cell for a court appearance.

Jacobs is being held without bond at Cherokee Adult Detention Center.

He faces Felony Murder and Murder with Malice charges in the death of his 54-year-old mother and aggravated assault charges in the chocking incident with the inmate.

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  1. johnjacobjingleberryjones says:

    Another waste of good oxygen…

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