Time served for woman who gave Trev Jackson a ride

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch
  • Trev Jackson II is set to return to court on Wednesday, Aug. 23, on a post-sentence motion filed by his attorney.


The last of three women accused of hindering the apprehension of attempted cop-killer Trev Bowies Jackson II has resolved her criminal case.

Xeomarie Velez-Quinones, 34, of York, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of hindering the apprehension of a fugitive. She was sentenced to 75 days in prison, which amounted to a time-served sentence, according to court documents.

In exchange for her plea, the felony version of that charge was dropped, according to defense attorney George Margetas.

Velez-Quinones will remain on probation for more than 10 months, court records state.

"She's really happy to get this over with and move on with her life," Margetas said. "She feels very fortunate (prosecutors) dropped this from a felony to a misdemeanor."

Billboards show Trev Bowies Jackson II's photo and note there's a $5,000 reward for his arrest.

'No idea': He said that when his client gave Jackson a ride, she was unaware he had just tried to shoot Northern York County Regional Police Officer Lynn Anderson in the face.

"My client had no idea what Mr. Jackson had done that night," Margetas said, and she didn't know he was a fugitive on the run.

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Velez-Quinones initially lied to police and U.S. marshals about when she'd seen Jackson last, which was the basis of her hindering charge, police have said.

But about 20 minutes later, during the same police interview, she "came clean" to marshals, Margetas said.

Decades in prison: Jackson, 26, of York City, was sentenced April 25 to 30 to 60 years in state prison after presiding Common Pleas Judge Michael E. Bortner noted Jackson is a threat to the community.

During the sentencing hearing, chief deputy prosecutor Dave Sunday called Jackson "an extreme risk" to public safety.

Anderson suffered powder burns on his face and his eye, according to trial testimony.

Jurors on March 23 found Jackson guilty of attempted first-degree murder, assault on a law-enforcement officer and reckless endangerment. They also found him guilty of burglary, theft and receiving stolen property for breaking into a shed and stealing a bicycle to make his escape.

Xeomarie Velez-Quinones

The traffic stop: Anderson pulled over Jackson about 10 p.m. Nov. 22, 2015,  for drifting between lanes and not using his turn signal on Route 30 in Manchester Township. Both men turned into the Crossroads Shopping Center and stopped next to Rita's Italian Ice.

At trial, Anderson said he could smell marijuana in the car and that Jackson dropped his driver's license on the ground when asked for it.

"It was an indication to me that something wasn't right," the officer told jurors.

The bullet and gun were so close to the officer the shot left powder burns on his face and in his right eye, according to trial testimony.

Officer Lynn Anderson

Returned fire: Anderson dove for cover as Jackson fired twice more at him before jumping back in his car and fleeing. The officer returned fire, shooting Jackson in the left hand.

He is appealing, according to court records, and has a post-sentence motion hearing set for Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Jackson previously served 5½ years in state prison for dealing crack cocaine and being a previously convicted felon in illegal possession of a gun.

Others charged: Two other women also had been charged with hindering Jackson's apprehension — Cristina Perez and Cathilia Laureano.

Cristina Perez

Perez, 24, of York, testified at Jackson's trial that she had no idea what was going to happen and tried to jump out of Jackson's car when he took off, but the car was moving too fast. Jackson let her out a block or two later, she said.

Police said she initially lied about being with Jackson but quickly recanted and admitted to being at the scene. Prosecutors on Aug. 3 dropped the charge against her.

Perez's defense attorney, Bill Graff, said Perez was merely a passenger in Jackson's car and didn't know what was going to happen.

Cathilia Laureano

Jackson's sometime girlfriend, 24-year-old Laureano, pleaded guilty Jan. 19 to her hindering charge for patching up Jackson's gunshot wound. She was sentenced to time served (34 days) to 18 months in prison.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.