Williamson County murder suspect surrenders in Mexico

Friday, March 5, 2010 at 6:13pm
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Terry Russell Jackson

A Williamson County fugitive — wanted for murder after he allegedly burned down a house with his live-in girlfriend inside — turned himself in at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City on Friday.

Terry Russell Jackson, 45, was wanted on charges of premeditated murder, felony murder and two counts of aggravated arson for the death of Kandie Lou Brown in the second of two house fires at the Bagsby Lane home in October 2006.

Just 10 days before the Oct. 20 fire that claimed Brown’s life, Jackson had attempted to burn down the house, according the Tennessee Bureau of investigation’s website, which lists him as one of the state’s most wanted men.

The couple was cleaning up from the first fire when the second fire broke out, trapping Brown in the residence. Jackson had gone to get beverages and was not at the scene.

Jackson was indicted by a Williamson County grand jury on March 10, 2009, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office worked with the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force in an effort to find Jackson, who will soon be extradited to the U.S. to stand trial.