A suspect who was mistakenly released from the Los Angeles County jail where he was being held on suspicion of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker and stealing her French mastiff has been recaptured, authorities say. , the authorities said.
ames Howard Jackson, 19, was arrested Wednesday nearly five months after he was released from prison pending trial “due to a clerical error,” the sheriff’s department said in a statement.
Jackson was one of five people arrested in connection with the February 24, 2021 attacks in Hollywood.
Last month, the US Police Department announced a reward of up to $5,000 (£4,100) for information leading to his arrest.
Jackson’s arrest came as one of the three men charged in the case pleaded not guilty to second-degree robbery.
Jaylin Keyshawn White, 20, was immediately sentenced to four years in prison, deputy district attorney Michele Hanisee told NBC4.
Prosecutors say Jackson and two other gang members allegedly drove around looking for expensive French bulldogs to steal, then spotted, tailed and robbed Ryan Fischer as he Walk Lady Gaga’s dogs near the famous Sunset Boulevard.
Fischer was with the pop star’s three dogs named Asia, Koji and Gustav.
During a violent struggle, Fischer was hit by a bullet, suffocated, and then shot in an attack captured by the doorbell camera of a nearby house.
The video shows Fischer shouting “Oh, my God! I was shot! ” and “Help me!” and “I’m bleeding from my chest!”
Fischer lost part of his lung.
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About a month after the crime, he posted on Instagram that his recovery was going well.
The pop star’s dogs were returned two days later by a woman who claimed she found them tied to a pole and inquired about Lady Gaga’s offer of a $500,000 (£410,000) reward ) if the dogs are returned “no questions asked”.
The singer was in Rome at the time filming a movie.
The woman is accused of receiving stolen property and the father of another suspect is accused of helping him avoid arrest.
Jackson was charged with the assault and pleaded not guilty when the district attorney’s office filed an alternative indictment charging him with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit a robbery and assault with a semi-automatic firearm. motion.
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