Update: Fugitive Faces Additional Charges

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

A fugitive arrested last Saturday in Lincoln for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine has been charged with nine other counts, including false imprisonment and robbery.

Two of the charges against 24-year-old Jason Jackson, resisting arrest and reckless driving, stem from an incident in March. Police say they found Jackson on D Street and ordered him to the ground, but he got back into his car. An officer grabbed Jackson, but he put the car in reverse and sped off. The car was later found abandoned.

The other seven charges come from an April 2nd incident at Stevens Creek Storage that include first-degree false imprisonment, robbery, three counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and making terroristic threats. Deputies initially arrested Jackson for attempted first-degree murder, but that was amended to attempted kidnapping.

Police say Jackson met someone he knows at the storage unit, pointed a gun at him and demanded money. They began arguing as Jackson's brother arrived. Police say the brothers ordered the friend into a car, saying they wanted to take him to a house to talk things over. Police say the friend felt he was going to be killed and threatened to break out the window if he wasn't let out. The brothers let the friend out of the car and he went to his vehicle and took out a knife. That's when Jackson confronted him, saying that if he didn't get rid of the knife he would kill him. The friend tossed away the knife and ran. Police say Jackson then fired a shot. Witness reports and surveillance video support the story.

Jackson's brother has been arrested for aiding and abetting. Jackson is being held on a $1 million bond.


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