Woman charged with retaliation after threatening Harris County judge

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A woman has been arrested and charged for threatening a Harris County judge, according to authorities.

A sheriff’s department report said after repeatedly failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor theft charge, Charise Annette Jackson became enraged when Judge Analia Wilkerson increased her bond.

It happened during a hearing on Jan. 31.

Jackson, 41, has a long history of arrests in Harris County going back to 1996 for crimes like theft, drug possession and fraud.

She was before Wilkerson that Wednesday on a misdemeanor theft charge filed last October. She’d failed to appear for court hearings several times since then, so the judge increased her bond.

According to a sheriff’s department report, Jackson became upset when that happened and within hearing of her court-appointed attorney threatened to murder Wilkerson.

In part, the report read:

“(She) Further inquired about the Judge’s family, stating that she will ensure that the Judge does not return to the the bench after the defendant gets released on a 'P.R.' bond.”

Jackson’s attorney, Jose Vela, became alarmed and reported the threat to Wilkerson and the court prosecutor. A sheriff’s department investigator was assigned to the case, and Jackson was charged with retaliation, a felony, the same day.

Jackson was arrested and remained in jail until Monday, when she posted a $10,000 bond and was released.

Jackson is due back in court before a different judge for arraignment on the retaliation charge Feb. 20.

KPRC called Wilkerson and Vela for comment, but we haven’t heard back from them.

A spokesman for the sheriff’s department confirmed Jackson had been charged and arrested for retaliation, but declined to appear on camera.