Police Arrest Man Responsible for Thomasville Shooting - SLIDES

By: Donnitra Gilbert, Caroline Gonzmart, Eyewitness News Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert, Caroline Gonzmart, Eyewitness News Email

[UPDATED] 8/25/2011 --- 6:45PM ----

People on the 600 block of East Clay Street in Thomasville say they had 'no idea' what was going on when local police and U.S. Marshals entered a vacant house with their guns drawn. (8/25)

Investigators say there was 'good reason' for the commotion.

Investigator Louis Schofill explains, "A K-9 dog had alerted on an area behind some air conditioning ductwork underneath some insulation [in the attic of the house]. Mr. Jackson had hidden and pulled insulation over himself."

Jackson was interviewed (8/25) and admitted to shooting an automatic handgun at another man last Friday. (8/19)

Since then, he had been getting shelter from family and by breaking into homes.

Jackson faces breaking and entering charges in addition to aggravated assault and possession of a gun by a registered sex offender.


[UPDATE] 8-25 Noon -

A wanted man was captured about an hour ago. He was hiding in the attic of an abandoned house in Thomasville.

U.S. Marshals say he had nestled himself into the insulation of an attic in a home at 612 East Clay Street.

The man they captured is 28 year old Darius Jackson.

Thomasville police say last Friday Jackson pulled up to a person's car, got out and fired a gun. They say one bullet grazed the back of the victim's neck.

Thomasville Police say that Darius Jackson was breaking into homes in Thomasville and hiding out. He was caught around 11:15 Thursday morning in the attic of a home he'd been hiding out at on 612 East Clay Street in Thomasville. Both Jackson and his girlfriend, whose name has not been released, were arrested.

The Thomasville Police Department, Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, US Marshals and the Florida Fugitive Task Force worked together to make the arrest.


Thomasville, Georgia - August 19, 2011

Officers say it happened on Friday, August 19 in the 500 block of West Calhoun Street.

Investigators say 28-year-old Darius Jackson pulled up to the victim's car, got out and fired a gun. They say one bullet grazed the back of the victim's neck.

"Anyone who may be harboring him or letting him hang out at their residence we want them to know they will be charged for harboring a fugitive," says Thomasville Police Department's Lieutenant Eric Hampton.

There is a cash reward for anyone with information about Darius Jackson's whereabouts. Anyone who knows anything about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 229- 227-3305.

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  • by gaboy Location: tville on Aug 26, 2011 at 02:14 AM
    just another wanna be........THUG !!!!...to bad they didn't save the taxpayers money with a bullet!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Matt Location: Tallahassee on Aug 25, 2011 at 12:59 PM
    How on earth does one hide in their attic in this weather? I guess desperate times call for desperate measures...
  • by PrezNixon on Aug 25, 2011 at 12:34 PM
    The obomur has caused a great decay in some of our citizens...we must get rid of him and quick before our country is gone.....which is his goal.
  • by Jack Location: TLH on Aug 25, 2011 at 10:13 AM
    Just another day in the 'hood.
  • by rob on Aug 25, 2011 at 09:40 AM
    Big bad man with a gun found hiding like the true chicken he is...news at 6
  • by Obviously on Aug 23, 2011 at 05:43 AM
    I can not imagine why this thug survived this. Must be one of those neighborhoods where civic responsibility is a foreign concept. Plenty of those these days.
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      by Yall should get some biz. on Aug 25, 2011 at 02:44 PM in reply to Obviously
      This young man is a relative of mine. You guys should keep your negative comments to your self. @ Rob there isn't anything about Mr. Jackson, chicken. And @ Jack you are absolutely correct, just another day in the hood.
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