|They got their man: Jackson arrested after disappearing during county chase|
A former resident of Scott County wanted on warrant in Clark County wasn’t an easy guy to track down, local law enforcement agencies learned recently.
The chase began on April 17 when Deputy James Shelton decided to check at a south side convenience store in Scottsburg for Charles Frank “Bubba” Jackson, 47. Jackson now lives in Memphis, a northern Clark County community.
He was wanted on warrant in that county for a February case in which he was charged with possession of methamphetamine as a Level 6 felony and visiting a common nuisance, a misdemeanor. When Scottsburg Patrolman L. Travis Rutherford was nearing the stoplight at Lovers Lane Road and U.S. Highway 31 South, he saw Deputy Shelton approaching a Chevy Grand Am on foot. As the deputy got closer, the car took off, and the chase was on. Ptl. Rutherford activated his patrol car’s flashing lights to indicate the car should stop, but it didn’t, so Ptl. Rutherford turned on his siren.
Jackson apparently stopped momentarily but then continued on West Lake Road, turning south onto Curtsinger Street into a residential area. With the officers following, Jackson drove to Riley Street and then back to West Lake Road, where he went west.
Officers noted he passed a vehicle on a hill and went south on South Lake Road. He didn’t stop at the intersection of Leota Road, traveling all the way south to Collins Road, where he turned back toward U.S. 31, but he lost control of the car and stopped.
Ptl. Rutherford pulled up and got out of his car, with Jackson then spinning around to the left and driving back onto the road to its intersection with County Line Road near Underwood.
He hit the side of the I-65 overpass bridge, went through the stop sign at U.S. 31 South and crossed the highway, continuing on County Line Rd. and jumping the railroad crossing there. When the road connected to Underwood Road, the car went north to Radio Tower Road, heading east to Double or Nothing Road and taking it south to Kinderhook Road.
From there, he turned south onto Reeves Road and got lucky. The patrolman went past the turn-off and had to turn around to make the turn. He lost Jackson in the area of Reeves and Lindenmeyer Roads.
By April 18, Jackson had been located and arrested and booked at the Scott County Security Center. Jackson had his initial hearing on the charge of Level 6 felony resisting law enforcement on Thursday, April 20. A trial date of July 17 was scheduled, and Jackson’s bail is set at $30,000 by corporate surety bond or $3,000 cash.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:41|