Terry Lee Jackson, the man accused of attacking Brittany Booker in February and then killing her Sunday morning, remains at large. The Racine Police Department and the U.S. Marshals office have asked for the public’s help finding him.
To that end, Crime Stoppers of Racine County is offering up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of Jackson, who is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone can provide an anonymous tip for police to follow. If their lead lands Jackson in custody, that person is eligible for the reward.
Support for the Booker Children
Donations for Booker’s children continue to rise. Yogi Edwards of Yogi’s Pud’n started collecting money via her CashApp Sunday evening to give to Booker’s mom. Just over $5,000 came in within an hour of Edwards’ first post. As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, the total ballooned to $35,000.
“What started out as a goal for $10k and to wake up at $30k and still receiving donations is a beautiful thing! Y’all are the real Goats!!” Edwards wrote on her Facebook page just before noon. She updated the total again at about 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Edwards told Racine County Eye she will give the money to Booker’s mother to use as she sees fit.
She is also warning the community about scams as she comes across them. At least two individuals so far — one of whom claims to be Booker’s brother — have attempted to collect money. Another account uses Edwards’ CashApp identity with a fake name attached to it.
Anyone who would like to donate can send their contribution to $YogisPudn with the name of Yolanda Blair attached to it.
The prayer vigil at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of Villa Street has been moved at the request of Booker’s family to the Tyler Domer Community Center, 2301 12th Street. It will still begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Hosted by the Voices of Black Mothers United, the vigil will feature “Stop the Violence” prayers.