Man accused of shooting at deputy remains in jail

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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