In his first Massachusetts court appearance since his capture in California, a Salisbury man with suspected ties to the killing and dismembering of a 24-year-old man was ordered held on $100,000 bail Tuesday on unrelated charges.Reginald Cummings, 26, rented a home in Salisbury that investigators believe may be linked to the death of Dennis Ray Jackson, whose remains were found in separate locations last month. Portions of Jackson's body were found burning in a barrel near the Bridgewater state prison complex, and behind an industrial building in Hyde Park.Cummings, an aspiring rapper, has not been charged in Jackson's death, but was sought for questioning after investigators found evidence in the case at his recently rented home.The following week, Cummings was arrested in California near the Mexican border. He was returned to Massachusetts; he had missed several court hearings related to a malicious destruction of property charge brought against him in March. He had also violated probation in a drug-dealing case and had outstanding court costs.
"">On Tuesday, he was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail on those charges after prosecutors and Cummings' defense lawyer agreed he posed a flight risk.The malicious destruction charges stemmed from a large party at a recording studio in August 2012, according to court records. Cummings was a partner in the studio, which had been the subject of previous loud music complaints, police said. The drug case, from April 2012, involved cocaine dealing. Cummings was sentenced to probation but violated his terms by failing to take required drug tests, court records show.Cummings's lawyer, William Keefe, declined to comment outside the courtroom. The Essex district attorney's office also declined to comment.Last month, Cummings told a California television station that he had no role in Jackson's death and found out about it when he was in Mexico. He said Jackson was a gang member and that his life was "always in danger because he made decisions that you shouldn't make sometimes."In the interview, Cummings described Jackson as his friend.Jackson grew up in Worcester. In 2006, at age 16, he was arrested on charges of armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.Two years later, Jackson was arrested and later convicted of assault and battery on a police officer.The next year, his father took out a restraining order against him, and the mother of two of his children told police he had tried to strangle her.
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'Person of interest' in burned body probe returning to Mass.
Posted: Dec 05, 2013 12:45 PM ESTUpdated: Dec 05, 2013 6:04 PM ESTBOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A person of interest in the discovery of burned human remains is returning to Massachusetts following his arrest in San Diego.Officials confirmed to FOX 25 North Shore rapper Reggie Cummings was being brought back to Massachusetts.Cummings left the Salisbury condo he had been renting since September abruptly, about the same time human remains were discovered in Bridgewater and Hyde Park. Investigators say the remains belonged to one of Cummings' friends, 24-year-old Dennis Jackson.Jackson, a father of three, also stayed at the rental, sleeping on the second floor.Cummings was arrested while trying to enter San Diego from Mexico in November. Investigators say he was held on unrelated warrants. He has not been charged in Jackson's death.
dennis ray jackson life was cut short @ the age of 24. He leaves behind 3 children his mother father and sisters...please help the family in this time of need. All proceds will go to help the family with arrangment
I can't believe this happened to u Nikko , there's not a day that doesn't go by that I don't think of u or cry for u, u were like one of my brothers , always talking shit but protecting me lol I love u so muchhhhh I will never heal from this, I will never forget u, rest easy baby , see u soon xoxo my condolences to the family , I'm so so sorry for your lose , I can't imagine the pain your in . May god be with you thru this devasting time . Xoxo
I am so sorry for your loss. I was not a close friend of his maybe saw him a few times, but i know a lot of people that got to know him well. He was loved by so many and will be incredibly missed.
Forever Young -R.I.P Nikko