Reward in Walgreens stabbing doubled to $20,000

Digitally-enhanced photos of Tavon Jackson showing him both with and without dreadlocks.
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
September 23, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Three weeks after a deadly stabbing at a west Tallahassee Walgreens, the man accused in the stabbing is still on the run.

Police say they're searching for 25-year-old Tavon Jackson, and believe that he may be trying to alter his appearance by cutting off his dreadlocks.

The Reward in the case has doubled and is now at $20,000. U.S. Marshals are offering a $5,000 reward, Glover's mother said she would match that reward, and two others have pledged $5,000 each since.

Jackson allegedly stabbed Javona Glover at the Walgreens on West Tennessee Street in late August. The two had a child together.

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
September 22, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Authorities are continuing to search for 25-year-old Tavon Jackson, the suspect in the murder of a woman at a Tallahassee Walgreens.

On August 30, 23-year-old Javona Glover was stabbed to death at the Tennessee Street Walgreens store where she worked.

The Tallahassee Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit, the Career Criminal Unit and the US Marshal’s Service are continuing to search for Jackson.

Authorities believe Jackson may have changed his appearance in an attempt to conceal his identity. Investigators have released digitally-enhanced photos of Jackson -- one with dreadlocks and one without -- in the hopes that it will assist the community in recognizing him.

The mother of Javona Glover has pledged up to an additional $5,000 to match the reward being offered by the U.S. Marshals. The total reward for information that directly leads to the arrest of Tavon Jackson is now up to $10,000.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jackson is urged to call the U.S. Marshals tip line at 1-877-WANTED2.

By: Erika Fernandez
September 15, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Tavon Jackson is still on the run. He is the suspect accused of fatally stabbing 23-year-old Javona Glover. Now, Glover's mother is pledging to match the $5,000 reward being offered in the case by the U.S. Marshals.

The family is heartbroken, and it’s a tragedy that has left Glover’s two year-old daughter without her mother while her father is on the run. Javona's mother says she is still reeling over the incident that took the life of her oldest daughter.

Jennifer Battles describes her daughter as a free spirit and a caring person who always went out of her way to help others. Now, Battles is concerned for the safety of her two year old granddaughter, Ja'Nya, who is also Jackson's daughter. She says if his friends or family are harboring him, she doesn’t think that $5,000 will be enough for someone to turn him in.

"I will bankrupt myself if I have to to catch him. I mean, I really want him captured. I want no stone left unturned, I want him brought to justice and I want closure and peace for my family," says Battles.

Jennifer Battles lost her oldest daughter at the hands of a man she says was always aggressive.

"She always saw the good in people and it’s unfortunate that the mistake she made of loving the wrong person cost her her life," Battles says.

The altercations between the two date back to 2014 when Battles says her daughter and Jackson met while he was a student at FAMU.

"There was an argument of some sort, it was a domestic disturbance type situation and our officers went and responded to that, tried to figure out what occurred between the two of them," David Northway of the Tallahassee Police Department said.

Jackson had several encounters with the law dating back to 2011, two of which include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

"She always covered for him, she never would say, you know, this is what’s going on. Typical domestic violence victim," Battles said.

Battles says she now fears for her granddaughter’s life and is praying she doesn't become another victim of a violent tragedy.

"I think the family deserves closure and I don’t want my grand-daughter to be target the rest of her life."

But for now, the family is living for Javona and keeping her memory alive. Battles says she plans on starting a foundation in her daughter’s memory to help victims of domestic violence.

By: Julie Montanaro
September 6, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The U.S. Marshals Service is now offering up to a $5000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in a deadly stabbing.

Tavon Jackson is accused of stabbing 23-year-old Javona Glover to death a week ago. Tallahassee Police say he attacked her while she was working at Walgreens.

The U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force is assisting the Tallahassee Police Department in the search for Jackson.

U.S. Marshals Spokesman Marty West says there have been very few leads since Jackson fled the scene. West also says Jackson may have changed his appearance, possibly cutting his hair, since the murder.

West says they believe Jackson is still in Leon County and may be getting help from friends or family. West says Jackson does have ties to Tennessee and Orlando as well.

Tallahassee Police released new photos of Jackson on Tuesday, including photos of the suspect's tattoos.

Those with information are asked to call the U.S. Marshals Tip Line at 1-877-WANTED-2.

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
August 30, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department has identified a suspect in a murder investigation.

TPD investigators have secured a warrant for 25-year-old Tavon Q. Jackson in connection with a fatal stabbing on Tuesday morning at the Walgreens store on West Tennessee Street.

The woman killed in the stabbing has been identified as 23-year-old Javona Glover.

Police have not released a motive in the stabbing or confirmed how the suspect may have known the victim.

Police have released surveillance images they say show Jackson at the time of the homicide.

Police say Jackson's whereabouts are unknown at this time and TPD is asking anyone with information about him is asked to call the hotline at (850) 891-4298 or if they wish to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.

By: Charlene Cristobal
August 30, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Family members and friends, remember the life of 23-year-old Jovana Glover. They tell WCTV she is the niece of famous rapper T-Pain, and the mother of a little girl, who just celebrated her 2nd birthday.

Police were called to the Walgreens at the intersection of Tennessee Street and Ocala Road. The caller said Glover had been stabbed and was "bleeding heavily."

Glover's aunt, who did not wish to be on camera, told us she spoke with the officer who's arms Glover died in. She also says a monster took a beautiful person, who she had just seen Monday, and had no idea that would be the last time.

"My niece was my everything," says Glover's aunt. "That was just like a daughter to me. I've always been in my niece's life. I love that girl. How you kill a innocent person like her? Whatever you were feeling -- that's crazy man. Like, you took my niece."

Rapper T-Pain tweeted out early Tuesday morning, asking anyone with information to come forward. Police do not have a suspect in custody at this time.

By: Charlene Cristobal
August 30, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Family members say a woman stabbed to death at the Walgreens on West Tennessee Street worked at the business.

The victim, Javona Glover, 23, is the niece of rapper T-Pain, who sent out a tweet about the stabbing.

Tallahassee police were called to the business at 2009 West Tennessee Street around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.

A caller told dispatchers that Glover had been stabbed and was bleeding heavily.

Police say that despite medical care being administered, Glover died as a result of her injuries.

Glover has a daughter, who recently turned 2 years old.

TPD spokesman David Northway says that investigators are interviewing witnesses and processing evidence.

The suspect in the stabbing is described as a 5'9", 160 pound black male wearing a black tee shirt and white shoes.

Investigators ask anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect to call the Tallahassee Police Department at 850-891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at 850-574-8477 (850-574-TIPS).

Walgreens issued the following statement on Tuesday afternoon:

"We extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of our team member. The store is temporarily closed while police conduct their investigation and we refer you to police for any additional information. Pharmacy patients who normally use this location can have their medications filled at our nearby stores located at 313 N. Monroe St. and 140 Capital Circle."

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