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. file photo, click to enlarge.


21 Responses to “Man Charged With Firing Rifle At Couple Picking Up Cans Along Hwy 164”

  1. melodies4us on April 7th, 2013 8:29 pm

    I hope they never let him out on the streets again. This is probably a gang initiation. The only way to snuff out the power of gangs is to severely punish the inituees. . . Cause if he not attempting to join a gang , he’s just plain crazy.Ancient man created prisons to keep society safe.

  2. No Excuses on April 5th, 2013 9:24 am

    He was involved with drugs during this altercation, so, “He’s not like that” doesn’t fly with me. He is absolutely, “Like that” if he is involved with drugs of any sort.

  3. Need a Break on April 4th, 2013 5:48 pm

    Poor ole aj. Josh you sound like a business aquaintance. Also see he was in the Escambia County Al jail when the warrant was served. Seems like all law enforcement has it out for poor ole aj.

  4. Josh hammond on April 4th, 2013 4:20 pm

    First of all,I’ve known this guy for a while went to middle school and high school together.with that said I know how aj is and that’s not something he would I don’t have proof that e did or didn’t do it but if he was identified as the one who did it then why did it take 3 months for them to pick him up? Maybe he is wrongfully accused.ide take his side anyday. Sometimes y’all should think about what you say before you say don’t know this man and have no right to judge him.and unlike y’all I’m not afraid to put my name on here so everyone in the town can see what I have to say.

  5. cygie on April 4th, 2013 12:21 pm

    If it took three months to arrest the allleged perpetrator then today must be April 29!

  6. just saying on April 4th, 2013 12:12 pm

    Hope they convict him, we don’t need any more people like this roaming the streets.

    @ Shut up —— Just because it took 3 months to find him doesn’t mean he’s innocent. It means he’s either good at hiding or that the law enforcement officers wanted to make sure they had a solid case to keep someone like this off the street.

  7. shut up on April 4th, 2013 10:16 am

    Y’all need to shut up everything they are sayin is a lie.he is innocent that’s why it took three months to get him…

  8. Paul W. on April 4th, 2013 9:58 am

    Imagine that , a convicted felon, looks like he didn’t learn his lesson the firs time around, as many of them don’t. Don’t worry Akino, we & the Gov.will take care of you, feed you, Lawyer fees, housing, you just sit back & go for the ride. Hopefully the Judge will give him what he deserves.

  9. William on April 4th, 2013 9:47 am

    >>>>If he was identified by the victim, why did it take three months to bring him in?

    Identified by the victim, while not specified in the arrest report, likely means identified from a (photo) lineup. That would be after investigators worked to figure out who the suspect would be (crime scene analysis, witness interviews, etc). That could take time.

    Then you wait for a judge to sign a warrant. This warrant was signed 2/26. And, according to the arrest report, he was arrested at the Escambia County, Alabama, Jail — which means he had to finish any time he had to serve there and go through an extradition hearing to be sent back to Florida.

    And 1/29 (incident date) to 4/2 (arrest date) is 63 days…just over two months.

  10. Rick on April 4th, 2013 9:21 am

    If he was identified by the victim, why did it take three months to bring him in?

  11. Jimbo on April 4th, 2013 8:38 am

    Whom if anyone thinks that this convicted felon doesn’t already have in his possession, drugs, and another gun. That’s what’s wrong about this picture.

  12. wat on April 4th, 2013 8:05 am

    What is wrong with our system hello he was positively identified well known in the area by law enforcement drugs and guns and he a convicted felon why is he not given a bond so high his drug money wouldnt be able to pay his way out. Let him sit there with his brother. I dont get it why we have laws like the 10 20 life and its not used story should of been NO BOND i pray someone keeps this couple safe people luke him dont care about anyone but themselves century would have been alittle cleaner with him out the picture.

  13. Resident on April 4th, 2013 8:05 am

    >>What happened to 10-20-life,

    It’s still there, for people that are *convicted*. Merely being charged is not being convicted.

  14. David Huie Green on April 4th, 2013 7:55 am

    If you could prove all ever accused of any crime were guilty, reasonable bail would not be a problem.

    You can’t, so it is.

    You would not want to live in a world in which you could be charged with any crime and jailed forever without trial any more than you enjoy living in a world where the insane may shoot you for no reason at all. You can’t stop all nuts, but you CAN avoid giving government absolute power over you.

    David for justice

  15. Daniel Greenwell on April 4th, 2013 7:28 am

    What happened to 10-20-life, 10 years for pullin a gun, 20 for dischargin, and life for killin someone.

  16. Abe on April 4th, 2013 7:19 am

    “He was released from the Escambia County Jail on $30,000 bond” did I read that right? There are several red flags in that statement.

  17. Riversunshine on April 4th, 2013 6:40 am

    This guy will end up murdering someone soon if he’s not locked up for good. I doubt he has any redeeming qualities to be an asset to society at any time in his life.

  18. JR on April 4th, 2013 6:20 am

    This guy is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, firing a weapon in public, and possession by a convicted felon. And he gets released on bond? He should rot in jail.

  19. Sam on April 4th, 2013 5:48 am

    There is your problem in a nut shell with the criminal justice system. A convicted felon with a gun, committing a crime and hes out on the street on bail. We dont need gun laws, we need the criminals in jail.

  20. Jane on April 4th, 2013 5:34 am

    Released on bond…too bad the bond wasn’t higher!

  21. well on April 4th, 2013 5:03 am

    Glad he was found.
    Too bad he is back on the street.

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