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Man charged with murder in Spanish Lake woman's death

Darrick Dillon was charged Saturday with the murder of Adayshia Jackson inside her Spanish Lake home earlier in the day.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A St. Louis County man was charged Saturday with the murder of a woman inside her Spanish Lake home earlier in the day, police said.

St. Louis County police spokeswoman Sgt. Tracy Panus identified the victim as Adayshia Jackson, 28, of the 1100 block of Soria St.

According to charging documents, Jackson and Darrick Dillon got into an argument shortly after 2 a.m. During the argument, Dillon, 47, shot Jackson multiple times.

Jackson was able to run outside her home after she was shot. Dillon then dragged her back into the house, where she died.

Credit: St. Louis County Department of Justice Services
This mugshot shows Darrick Dillon, who's accused of shooting and killing Adayshia Jackson inside a home on the 1100 block of Soria St. in St. Louis County in March 2023.

Police found Jackson's body after being called to the home for a welfare check.

Dillon stole Jackson's phone and got rid of the gun used to kill her, police said.

Authorities said Dillon told his parents he made a mistake and was "going away," adding he admitted to the crimes during an interview.

In addition to the second-degree murder charge, prosecutors also charged Dillon with armed criminal action and three counts of tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution. He was being held at the St. Louis County Justice Center in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

Panus said Jackson and Dillon were in a relationship. Dillon lived about 2 miles away from Jackson on the 1500 block of Doris Dr.

Police asked anyone with additional information to call 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

Resources for crime victims:

If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.

The Crime Victim Center of St. Louis has multiple programs to support victims of crime. Crime Victim Center’s programs range from direct services to crime victims as well as “creating awareness and change within the systems they encounter.”

Life Outside of Violence "helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence."

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has the Neighborhood Healing Network, which serves people who have experienced crime, violence or been the victim of an incident that caused trauma.

Cure Violence is an international organization that is present in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities.


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