Man Charged With Firing Rifle At Couple Picking Up Cans Along Hwy 164
April 4, 2013
A Century man has been charged with opening fire with a rifle near an older couple alongside a highway in the Christian Home community in late January.
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigators said a husband and wife were picking up cans from the shoulder of the road on January 29 when a vehicle stopped and Akino Jama Jackson exited armed with a semi automatic rifle.
He confronted the couple, reportedly demanding that they return his property — drugs that were allegedly tossed at the location from a passing vehicle earlier in the day. Jackson then fired the rifle “into the ground several times in the vicinity of the victims” before fleeing in the vehicle, according to an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. No one was struck by the gunfire, and there were no injuries.
The couple then drove about six miles to their home before calling for help. Deputies recovered multiple shell casings alongside Highway 164, consistent with the couple’s story. Jackson was positively identified by one of the victims.
Jackson was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, firing a weapon in public, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $30,000 bond.
Pictured: An Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigator January 29 at the scene of a shots fired incident along Highway 164 near Pine Barren Road. NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.