Man convicted of breaking into Trent Lott's house

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — A man with a long criminal record has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for breaking into the home of former Sen. Trent Lott.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Swan Yerger sentenced 49-year-old David Anthony Jackson on Thursday as a habitual offender. The Clarion-Ledger said it took jury less than two hours to return a verdict in the case.

District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith said Jackson has “eight previous convictions, including six for house burglaries.”

There were no witnesses to the April 27, 2009, break-in at Lott’s home in northern Hinds County, but prosecutors say shoe prints on a door and in a guest house matched Jackson’s.

Jackson was captured in the area near Lott’s home after the house’s alarm sounded and deputies arrived.