Century Man Convicted Of Two Counts Of Attempted Murder; Faces Life Sentence

March 18, 2017

A Century man is facing life in prison for opening fire on two people inside a vehicle in Century during October 2015.

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.

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13 Responses to “Century Man Convicted Of Two Counts Of Attempted Murder; Faces Life Sentence”

  1. James Simpson on March 21st, 2017 2:19 pm

    What those who defend Akino fail to remember is that he wasn’t given his sentence based solely upon the danger to the public displayed by this crime, it was based upon the fact that he is a re-offender. He has had a chance, but went right back to the same life. He wasn’t even supposed to have a firearm, he wasn’t supposed to commit violence crimes, he had been through the system and he didn’t care, he did what he wanted to do. If you still present this kind of danger to the public AFTER having been to prison, you will be gone for life.

  2. cheryl cole on March 20th, 2017 8:18 pm

    thank god he not going to hurt noboudy else

  3. ButWhy on March 20th, 2017 2:51 pm

    Life?? and he did not kill anyone. That Molino case where that woman actually killed her husband, Shooting him while his back is turned and the after the shots from the back, she shot him in the back of the head, and through all of that she got 2 years and less than that bc she served time in jail already(white couple). The system is really screwed up. I agree with Mike, Life is too much but at the same time I’m no defending him bc you do the crime you do the time. Black and young and a white judge?? really come on Florida. Do better. Overkill for sure.

  4. David Huie Green on March 20th, 2017 10:24 am

    REGARDING:
    ” But then again if you’re a young black man in Florida facing a white judge, you will get the worse punishment anyway. I’m not defending his crime but life is an overkill”

    In a way, you ARE defending his crime when you say it wasn’t bad enough to deserve the mandatory punishment set by law — regardless of race. He tried eight times to murder Monie Dixon by shooting him in the back, hit him four. Isn’t his life worth consideration too? What about the others he endangered? Don’t they count?

    I’m sure we all love Akino, but at some point you gotta say, “Enough is enough.” He had promised to stop doing things like this. Maybe this is what it will take to help him keep his promise.

    If you only want black judges to deal with black shooters trying to kill black victims, say so. Then lean back and consider how you called for judgment based on race rather than crime. I guess you should call for only black law enforcement officers, lawyers, judges, correctional officers and taxpayers paying for the crimes.
    (It would certainly reduce the burden on those you reject for being white.)

    David for equal justice

  5. Mike on March 20th, 2017 3:44 am

    life tho ?? Maybe 20 years or so but life ?? But then again if your a young black man in Florida facing a white judge you will get the worse punishement anyway. I’m not defending his crime but life is an overkill

  6. john on March 19th, 2017 7:33 am

    Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. (Ecclesiastes 7:9). That is why he is going to prison ‘nice guy or not’!

  7. Tarrance Wright on March 19th, 2017 12:15 am

    @S.D., your right!! I’m glad he’s off the streets. I’m pure sure the judge will give him the life sentence he deserve and should of been got from the last shooting case he had. But justice is served and not we want have to be worried about guys like Akino anymore. Lock em up and throw away the Key.

  8. Inquiring minds on March 18th, 2017 7:36 pm

    The wittnesses at the bar shorting didn’t back out, they just weren’t truthful. It was all over a woman that they both were messing with at the same time. And they both almost lost their life behind nothing. Akino keep your head up

  9. S.D. on March 18th, 2017 4:53 pm

    @Tarrence Wright
    Your friend, Akino, did not lose his life to the system. He lost it to his own choices, decisions and actions. All people are responsible for the choices they make, for the decisions they make and for the actions they take. They have to be held accountable when they make the wrong decisions. You are correct about one thing – “do the crime do the time”.

  10. David Huie Green on March 18th, 2017 2:16 pm

    REGARDING:
    “Jackson faces a minimum mandatory of life in prison when he is sentenced in May”

    If the minimum mandatory is life in prison and the maximum is life in prison, I wonder what his sentence will be.

    David for better options via better choices

  11. Resident on March 18th, 2017 12:06 pm

    I am glad the witnesses didn’t back out like the Odom’s Bar shooting (I am pretty sure that is what happened –wonder how that is going) Looks like maximum life in prison sentence is what the justice system has brought us to. I hope that changes back to capital punishment and an express lane. They aren’t even going for the death penalty as it costs more to pay for appeal after appeal and often a unanimous jury will not convict. Hope he is not back in Century in a few as should all the other residents. I can see a need for a concealed carry and most around here do not intend to be a victim except bleeding heart so called friends and families. I can not stand this type of behavior. They are not good guys.

  12. Tarrence Wright on March 18th, 2017 12:00 pm

    Man I hate Lil buddy lost his life to the system. Do the crime do the time.. FREE AKINO!!!!

  13. John on March 18th, 2017 8:04 am

    I remember when this story first appeared on North Escambia, there were people on here defending this punk. He is a nice guy, we are being too judgmental, we didn’t know him or the whole story, and he was innocent. Well, a jury has spoken! So much for being a “nice guy”.





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