Woman sentenced to 15 years for running down a man in Uptown

Friday, February 06, 2015

Angela Jackson, who ran down a man outside an Uptown bar, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday.

Jackson, 38, of Minneapolis faced a sentence ranging from 153 months to 180 months after she pleaded guilty last month to attempted first-degree murder. Hennepin County District Judge Tamara Garcia, after listening to the victim impact statement by the mother of the victim’s three-year-old son and a brief statement by Jackson’s father, sentenced her to 180 months in prison Friday morning.

According to the criminal complaint, Tarrince Winbush was at the Bulldog Restaurant, 2549 Lyndale Ave.S, on Aug. 15 with two of his friends. Jackson called one of those friends and was told to come join them. She did and brought along two of her friends. Later in the evening, a dispute broke out about the bill and group was told to leave the pub. Jackson got behind the wheel of her car and tried to hit one of the men, but instead hit a parked car. She then drove around the block and hit Winbush, who was walking with one of the other men.

During her guilty plea Jan. 6, Jackson admitted that she was angry with the man Winbush was walking with, because that man had hit her twice while they were in the Bulldog arguing about the bill, something the surveillance video confirmed. She said she was so angry with that man that she drove directly at him at close to 40 miles per hour, intending to “take him out.” However, she hit Winbush instead.

Judge Garcia told Jackson that Winnbush is still in a coma, six months after the crime and even Jackson’s own attorney said he is not expected to live.

Jackson told the judge that Winbush “was never my enemy,” and repeated several times that she was sorry.