Century Man Convicted Of Two Counts Of Attempted Murder; Faces Life Sentence
March 18, 2017
Late Friday afternoon, an Escambia County jury found Akino Jama Jackson guilty of attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle. According to Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille, Jackson faces a minimum mandatory of life in prison when he is sentenced in May because he is a prison releasee reoffender. He will not be eligible for parole and will actually spend his entire life in prison.
On October 5, 2015, Jackson armed himself with a firearm and fired eight times into a Dodge Charger, shooting Roosevelt Dixon in the back four times causing serious injuries. Dixon’s girlfriend, Amanda Conner, was in the front passenger seat at the time the shots were fired. She suffered injuries from broken glass but did not seek medical treatment.
Conner told investigators that she and Dixon were at his mother’s residence on Ivey Street in Century, and they had noticed a car in the area that Dixon was concerned about. She said they left the mother’s trailer, eventually turning onto Old Flomaton Road. She said they traveled a short distance when she heard a loud noise followed by a another loud noise during which glass shattered. Dixon told Conner that he had been shot. At this point, they turned the car around, still not seeing the vehicle from which the shots were fired, and headed back to Ivey Street where Dixon got out of the Dodge Charger.
Conner then headed toward the Century Sheriff’s Precinct on Highway 29 in the Charger, stopping along the way at the Century Whataburger where she observed a deputy on a traffic stop.
Conner had received threatening text messages from Jackson in the days leading up to the shooting. Roosevelt Dixon was able to identify Jackson as the shooter.
Pictured top: The scene at Whataburger in Century on October 7, 2015. Pictured below: Numbers and trajectory rods show bullet holes in a Dodge Charger that was occupied by two people. NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.