One Bad Apple

By: Wazobia Times Staff

Father arrested after taking his daughter’s iphone as punishment.

In September 2013, Ronald Jackson thought he was doing the right thing when he saw an inappropriate text message on his then 12 year old daughter’s phone.

Photo Credit: Yahoo
Photo Credit: Yahoo

The child’s mother, Michelle Steppe, thought that taking the phone away was too harsh a punishment and demanded the telephone be returned at once; Jackson refused.

Later in 2013, Jackson received a citation in the mail for theft of property. After being offered a plea deal Jackson hired a lawyer and asked for a jury trial.

In the wee hours of the morning in April 2015, Jackson was told that he had a warrant out for his arrest and was taken to jail. After spending one night in jail he paid the $1500 bail and was released.

Lasting only two days, Dallas County Criminal Court Judge Lisa Green threw out the case on the grounds of insufficient evidence.

Now at the end of this three year ordeal, Jackson no longer has any contact with Steppe. Sadly, he also has no relationship with his daughter, now 15, either. Jackson stated, “I can’t ever have a relationship with them again.”

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