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Suspect arrested after 2nd police chase

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 11:42 AM
Last updated 7:15 PM
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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.

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

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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David Parker
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David Parker 01/15/14 - 12:54 pm
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Either let them go about

Either let them go about their destructive ways or don't. This cat and mouse is just a way to waste tax-payer money.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 01/15/14 - 01:38 pm
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The same Michael Christopher

The same Michael Christopher Jackson bonded out on a $652,000 BOND over in Alabama for Meth distribution back in July 2013.

The means he had $65,200 to pay bondsman and skip or had assets worth $700K or CASH.

http://www.wtvy.com/news/headlines/Three-Arrested-in-Headland-Drug-Bust-...

He was caught back in July 2013 with 375 grams of meth along with bath salts, heroin, cocaine and Xanax in the car. Plus false ID's and ID theft and etc....

QUOTING
"Michael Christopher Jackson, 35, of Morrow, Ga. was arrested. Jackson was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, giving false information to law enforcement, trafficking in stolen Identity, two counts of illegal possession of credit cards, and chemical endangerment to a child. "

How in the H-E-double-L did he make bond here in GA?

Who was the judge that allowed bond on a already on BONDED OUT DRUG DISTRIBUTOR that also had a prior DRUG DEALER convict which he likely skip Probation, which allowed him to almost kill a LEO and made it possible for him to shoot a weapon that might have wounded or killed as many bystanders between Tobacco Rd and Broad St. rounds ?

Will he bond out again?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/15/14 - 01:21 pm
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Holder

Our Attorney General has decided not to prosecute drug offenders as harshly as in the past. He doesn't like long sentences for drug offenders.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 01/15/14 - 02:04 pm
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jackson
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should have been shot dead on the spot.

myfather15
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myfather15 01/15/14 - 02:12 pm
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We NEED a new law that

We NEED a new law that designates people a "Menace to society" after so many arrests and convictions. After being declared a menace to society, your very next arrest for ANYTHING, is a mandatory minimum of life without parole. I personally would like a little more than life without parole for people like Mr. Jackson.

David Parker
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David Parker 01/15/14 - 02:19 pm
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They need a Star Chamber

They need a Star Chamber

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 01/15/14 - 02:43 pm
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Thank you! to the officer/s

Thank you! to the officer/s that stopped this man for the window tint violation! I am very pleased when anyone gets stopped for a window tint violation or filtered tags. Second time in recent weeks that I've heard a repeat drug offender has been caught due to this. I think we should be immediately suspicious of occupants of vehicles that blatantly break the law regarding tinting and filters and consider the occupants of these cars to be suspect or at the least such bad drivers that they don't wish to be successfully reported for their aggressive and dangerous driving habits. The frequency with which I am nearly side-swiped by speeding vehicles whose drivers are either substance impaired and/or don't seem to care what the rules of the road are, (for instance, not using their blinkers whether passing or turning, not leaving enough stopping room while tail-gating you, no matter what speed you go, "swooping and squatting" practically forcing you to run into their rear end, then speeding off, and so on... with filtered tags and windows too dark to see the driver even if you have time to look) makes me come to that conclusion. Also, this suspect is menacing our community driving at speeds like that and allegedly shooting at police. I wouldn't be surprised if he is one of the motorcycle riders that sped through our neighborhood in recent days. If I was the judge, I would slam down for no bond.

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 01/15/14 - 03:29 pm
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Thank you Autumn

That was my son that stopped him the 1st time. Luckly they did not shoot at the police. Even though they had a weapon

bdouglas
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bdouglas 01/15/14 - 04:06 pm
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Regardless of any of the

Regardless of any of the other charges, it seems logical to me that anyone who would flee police in the first place should never be released on bond.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/15/14 - 06:11 pm
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Hoodies and dark tint- same

Hoodies and dark tint- same M.O.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 01/15/14 - 08:14 pm
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Bond to Trial
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Bond is a right spelled out in the Constitution, so we have to live with it. But, how about if when you ask for bond we go straight to court?

corgimom
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corgimom 01/16/14 - 12:12 am
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That dummy doesn't learn,

That dummy doesn't learn, does he?

He'll keep doing this until he kills himself- I just don't want him to kill an innocent person in the process.

bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 01/16/14 - 06:05 am
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Lock em up and throw away the

Lock em up and throw away the keys!!!!!!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 01/16/14 - 07:51 am
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Bond is a Constitutional right

Except when Public lives or the Suspect life would be in immediate danger.

I would say a convicted and continued DRUG DISTRIBUTOR, dealer, Bond jumping, running from LEO's is an endangerment to the public.

If he bonds out this time it is for 1 of 3 reasons.

He has the $$$$$$ buy his way out, is a deep undercover Narc, or
has "connections".

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 01/16/14 - 10:01 am
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Fire on a Police Officer = Dirt Nap

I do not see what the problem is. How hard is this to understand ? We would be finished with this druggie dung pile. Too bad he didn't get a dirt nap in the first wreck. And Judge - DO NOT BOND HIM OUT AGAIN.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/16/14 - 10:55 am
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Makes you wonder whether the

Makes you wonder whether the scumbags are on the streets or sitting on the bench in our courts.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 01/16/14 - 11:59 am
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DICHOTOMY
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I've been saying for quite awhile that the biggest problem in our criminal justice system is the judges and prosecutors. Liberal judges have infiltrated the bench as well as prosecutors offices. You need to look no further than our Att. General Holder as a prime example of the typical mindset of lawyers who are more interested in protecting criminal rights than those of the citizens.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/16/14 - 12:56 pm
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Or both.

Or both.

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