Woman pleads guilty to running down man outside Uptown restaurant

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Angela Jackson, who ran down a man outside an Uptown bar, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Tuesday.

Jackson, 38, of Minneapolis, will be sentenced Feb. 6 and is expected to be sent to prison for between 153 and 180 months.

According to the criminal complaint, Tarrince Winbush was at the Bulldog Restaurant, 2549 Lyndale Ave., 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 a car, with her friends in the passenger seats, 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 Tuesday, 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.

The prosecutor told the judge that Winbush remains in a coma with a serious brain injury.