RACINE, WISCONSIN – Two Racine women face up to ten years in prison for their roles in transporting Terry Lee Jackson to Texas following his attempted murder of Brittany Booker with a hammer in February. Jackson is also suspected of fatally shooting Booker in her car on April 24, and he is being sought by police.
Carmelita Walker and Alicia Sykes were each charged with one felony count of harboring or assisting a felon in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday. They each face up to ten years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000.
Officers executed a search warrant at Walker’s Geneva Street residence on April 25, according to the criminal complaint. She acknowledged knowing Jackson and stated that he spent time there on April 21 and 23. According to Walker, Jackson did not stay the night. He did, however, stay in Georgetown, a rental community in Mount Pleasant Village. She stated that she was aware of the arrest warrant issued for Jackson in connection with an incident involving Jackson and his ex-girlfriend in February.
According to police, Walker, Sykes, and a third individual agreed to pick up Jackson in Chicago on March 1 or 2 and drive him to Texas. Walker did not learn about Jackson’s February hammer attack on his ex-girlfriend and Booker until they were in the car. Sykes drove to Texas, and while staying at a hotel for the night, they noticed a Racine police bulletin about Jackson being a wanted party. When they arrived in Texas, Sykes dropped him off and returned to Racine with Walker and the other passenger.
According to the complaint, Walker admitted to officers that she was fully aware Jackson was violent and wanted by police. She informed them that she purchased a handgun on April 25 in order to defend herself against Jackson, but she never contacted authorities.
Sykes voluntarily reported to the Racine Police Department on April 27, according to officers. She corroborated Walker’s story and added that Jackson is her cousin. She was aware of his ex-assault girlfriend’s and the arrest warrant for him. Additionally, she stated that Jackson was in possession of a firearm during the drive to Texas. Jackson and his ex-wife returned to Racine a few days later before returning to Texas. Sykes admitted to police that she felt guilty for not informing authorities of Jackson’s whereabouts and expressed fear.
Walker and Sykes remain in the Racine County Jail on a $3,500 cash bond each and are scheduled to appear in court for preliminary hearings on May 4.
Anyone with information about Jackson’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Racine Police Department’s investigator and
Officer Mike Seeger of the US Marshall Task Force can be reached at 262-939-2437 or Lt. Freidel at 262-635-7761.
Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 262-636-9330.
or via the Crime Stoppers mobile app.