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Man accused of shooting at deputy remains in jail

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 3:25 PM
Last updated 7:38 PM
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A man accused of shooting at a sheriff’s deputy during a high-speed pursuit will remain in jail pending possible indictment and trial.

A bond hearing in Richmond County Superior Court for Michael C. Jackson, 37, was cut short when it became clear that Jackson couldn’t be released because probation violation warrants will keep him in jail. Before his Jan. 14 arrest in the new case, Jackson had convictions for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of illegal drugs, burglary, theft and fleeing from an officer.

About 9 p.m. Jan. 14, a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy reported seeing a motorcyclist run the light at Windsor Spring and Tobacco roads. At least two officers chased the motorcycle through south Augusta, said Assistant District Attorney Laura Stewart. At one point in the chase, an officer reported Jackson fired a gun at him, Stewart said. Jackson was apprehended at Broad and 15th streets when he wrecked his motorcycle. A handgun, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and more than $1,000 were found on Jackson, Stewart said.

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corgimom
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corgimom 02/01/14 - 07:43 am
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This is why I have the utmost

This is why I have the utmost respect for police officers, they risk their lives every single day.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 02/01/14 - 10:29 am
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THUG
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This guy should never get out of prison. Lenient judges allow repeat offenders to make a mockery of our legal system. Put this dealer in the joint and keep him there. If he shot at a cop I doubt it was his first shooting rodeo.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 02/01/14 - 11:20 am
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Just make
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sure he gets bond before the next election cycle for democrats. They wouldn't want to lose the vote of a fine, upstanding representative of their party.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/01/14 - 12:13 pm
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Reality check

Police officers do have a potentially dangerous job, but until recently it didn't even crack the top ten of "most dangerous" professions. Commercial fishermen have the highest fatality rates.

But to the point of the article, this dude should go away for good. You don't shoot at cops doing their job. Ever.

cjsbk15
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cjsbk15 02/01/14 - 02:18 pm
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I understand how it may look

I understand how it may look to someone if they do not know this person but if u was in the courtroom that morning the officer who testified plainly stated saying he heard in his radio another officer saying "I THINK HE'S SHOOTING AT ME".why they did not have that officer in the courtroom hhmmm...yes he may have had a firearm but it's not right to put a charge on a man for something he did NOT do...

willie Lee
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willie Lee 02/02/14 - 10:36 am
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Say It Ain't So!
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You mean a cop would lie and say something that did not really happen?
I am truly amazed.

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