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Published on Friday February 25, 2011 - 9:39 AM
 
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PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) - A Portland man accused of attempting to kill a Louisiana State Trooper has a trial date set for August 8 by Bossier Parish Judge Parker Self.

33-year-old Adam Trent Jackson of Portland will be taken to court August 8 to face charges that he was involved in a cross-country crime.

Jackson and accomplice Misty Caudill are accused of theft of mail from residential mailboxes in Hood River and Clackamas County, Oregon.

Jackson and Caudill later obtained a 2007 Chevy Tahoe, rented by Jackson's mother, then a camper stolen in Milwaukie. Jackson and Caudill drove the SUV and stolen camper from Oregon to Louisiana allegedly committing several similar mail thefts along the way.

Jackson and Caudill targeted 135 individuals and businesses. Jackson was ordered to repay $7,000 in restitution to the victims.

In Nevada, Jackson and Caudill abandoned the camper for a newer, stolen travel trailer. They switched license plates and continued south to Tyler, Texas where Jackson left the trailer with his father.

Troopers pursued Jackson and Caudill traveling westbound on I80 near and terminated the pursuit after Jackson and Caudill drove off I-20.

Speeds reached up to 110 miles per hour as troopers tried to deploy stop sticks. Jackson then turned the stolen Tahoe towards a trooper nearly hitting him.

A few BCPD officers then began searching the area including riverboat casinos for signs of the stolen SUV. Within a few minutes, two BCPD detectives found the stolen vehicle parked in the Diamond Jack's Casino parking garage.

Jackson and as the attempted were arrested as they attempted to leave the property.

Authorities expedited Jackson back to Oregon to stand trial for federal mail theft charges. On April 8 last year, United States District Judge Michael Mosman sentenced Jackson to seven years in federal prison for postal theft, transportation of a stolen vehicle and transportation of stolen property across state lines.

Caudill received a sentence of five years supervised probation after pleading guilty to possession of stolen mail. If convicted, Jackson could receive up to 50 years in prison.