Suspect in deadly hit-and-run in court

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DOWNTOWN JACKSON — The man accused of causing a deadly accident in Jackson and then leaving the scene appeared Tuesday in Jackson City Court. Court documents said Sean Jamal Blackmon reportedly told his coworkers he had been in an accident, was drinking, and told them “he did not know if he had killed someone.” Police said the accident happened around 11:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the intersection of North Lindsey Street and Lexington Avenue. Blackmon faces multiple counts including reckless homicide, failure to stop and render aid, simple possession of marijuana, and leaving the scene of an accident. “He plowed through the intersection and into the side of the other vehicle,” said Capt. J.D. Hale with the Jackson Police Department. According to an arrest warrant, Jackson police said they executed a search warrant on the Chrysler involved and found numerous documents belonging to Blackmon and a small amount of marijuana. According to an arrest warrant, Blackmon reported to work at UGN the day after the crash and reportedly told two supervisors “he had been in an accident,” “he left instead of staying,” “he had been drinking” and “he did not know if he had killed someone.” WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News asked police if Blackmon was under the influence at the time of the crash. “I could not comment on that one at this time,” Hale said. “That one‘s part of an open investigation.” Court records show investigators arrested Blackmon in June 2011 on drug charges. “I got two months left on probation, sir,” Blackmon told the judge. Blackmon is being held at the Madison County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond. He is scheduled to return to court Nov. 6.

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