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Man wanted in Lexington homicide case arrested in Ohio

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Family members said Quantina Reed was a loving daughter, sister, and mother. That's what makes seeing her life end this way so difficult. Now police say the man responsible for her death is behind bars in Ohio.

"She's a great person. All she did was work, come home and take care of her kids. Do whatever she could for her mom and dad, brothers and sisters. She'd never even had a parking ticket. She was no trouble to no one," said Reed's father, Jesse Mitchell.

But now, Quantina Reed is dead, killed after she was shot in the head. Police say her killer was this man, Jeffrey Eugene Jackson, Jr.

"He'd been in the picture maybe 3 or 4 months, just popped up. Like I said, I believe he was just trouble. I'm a pretty good judge of people and I think he's a troubled guy," said Mitchell.

US Marshals arrested Jackson hours later in Dayton, OH. WKYT looked into his criminal history in Fayette County. Over the past 11 years, he was convicted of DUI and fleeing and evading police. Reed's father said she was a loving mother to two kids. He had the horrific job of telling them what had happened.

"They didn't know anything. They didn't know until I got down there and...had to tell them...so it's real hard," said Mitchell.

He says he'd just seen Jackson last night.

"Come in there, talked to me, shook my hand and walked out the door. Woke up in the morning and he took my daughter's life," he said.

And hopes he doesn't see him again.

"I just don't want to run into him on the street. Something bad could come out of it...for him...so I'm going to leave it at that," he said.

Officials in Ohio said Lexington Police detectives went there today to interview Jackson before they begin working on his extradition.


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