Suspect arrested after 2nd police chase

Michael Christopher Jackson arrest booking photo from Dec. 30, 2013

A suburban Atlanta man is facing charges for the second time in two weeks after he led deputies on a high-speed chase, but this time he shot at a deputy, police said.

According to an incident report, a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy tried to stop a motorcycle at Windsor Spring and Tobacco roads about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after the driver ran a red light.

Police said 37-year-old Michael Christopher Jackson, of Morrow, fled and reached 125 mph on Windsor Spring Road. During the chase, police said, it appeared Jackson fired several shots at deputies. He lost control of the motorcycle and wrecked at Broad and 15th streets.

The report states police discovered 5.6 grams of methamphetamine, 0.6 grams of cocaine, 0.6 grams of heroin and more than $1,000 in the suspect’s pockets. Police also found a handgun.

Jackson, who had minor injuries, was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center.

On Dec. 30, a deputy had tried to stop a 2000 Ford Explorer driven by Jackson on Deans Bridge Road for a window-tint violation. Police said Jackson fled and reached 90 mph before hitting a median on Gordon Highway. The vehicle overturned twice before stopping in the parking lot of Thermal Ceramics.

After that crash, police said, they found 4.7 grams of methamphetamine, 1 gram of heroin, less than 1 gram of MDMA/Ecstasy, nine Alprazolam pills and more than $1,600. He was released from the Richmond County jail Dec. 31.

Police said a criminal history check on Jackson showed he had also been convicted in 2003 of manufacturing methamphetamine in Henry County, south of Atlanta.

For Tuesday’s incident, Jackson will face charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, fleeing or attempting to elude, and other traffic and drug charges.

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