DENVER - Moments after Erin Jackson walked into the Denver District 6 Police Station early on Thursday morning and turned herself in for the hit-and-run of an East High School student, Denver Police say the 30-year-old fifth-grade teacher announced she wasn't going to say any more without an attorney.
An arrest warrant, made public on Monday, provides a few more details of the high-profile hit-and-run of 16-year-old Deyondrah Bridgeman last week at East Colfax Avenue and Elizabeth Street. Bridgeman remains hospitalized with serious, life threatening injuries.
Jackson sobbed throughout much of her brief Friday court appearance. She is currently out of jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond.
Denver police investigators say Jackson walked into the police station on Thursday at 4:30 a.m. in order to turn herself in. The arrest affidavit says Jackson spoke with an officer there stating: "she was in an accident where she hit a girl the day before and wanted to turn herself in. Erin Jackson asked to speak with the District Attorney and also refused to say anything else without an attorney."
Later in the day, a separate police officer responded to Jackson's apartment near Colfax Avenue and Gaylord Street where he found a 2006 Chevy Impala belonging to Jackson that "had damage to the passenger side front bumper and grill that was consistent with the hit-and-run," according to the affidavit.
In addition, the affidavit says a piece of grey plastic discovered at Colfax and Elizabeth "had a unique shape that matched up with an area of the front bumper of the suspect vehicle that was missing a piece."
The affidavit also says Bridgeman's injuries were "described as a skull fracture and bleeding around the brain."
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