Jackson Man Pleads Guilty to Motor Vehicle Theft and 3 Counts of Felony Theft 

A Jackson man whose trial was set to begin Monday surprised the court when he pleaded guilty.Smith Bickford, 49, pleaded guilty to motor vehicle burglary, three counts of felony theft and one count of misdemeanor theft. Bickford stole chainsaws from ABC Tree Trimming trucks and from a man in Brooks and another in Monroe. He was sentenced to two years in jail with all but 90 days suspended.