KOSCIUSKO — Alexander Jackson, 24, 11548 North SR 13, Syracuse, has pled guilty in two attacks of the same man that took place in July and September 2016. Jackson no longer faces an attempted murder charge.
Pursuant to a plea agreement, Jackson is pleading guilty to attempted aggravated battery, a level 3 felony; battery causing bodily injury to law enforcement, a level 5 felony; resisting law enforcement, a level 5 felony; and criminal recklessness, a level 5 felony.
The original attempted murder charge was reduced to the new attempted aggravated battery charge. An invasion of privacy charge is completely dropped from the case.
On July 27, 2016, the victim in the case was chased in his vehicle and shot at by Jackson. Jackson rammed his vehicle into Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputy Don McCune’s vehicle, who then shot Jackson to stop his aggression. This original case led to Jackson being charged with attempted murder, battery resulting in bodily injury to a public servant, resisting law enforcement and two counts criminal recklessness.
On Aug 1, 2011, the victim involved with the vehicle chase obtained a protective order against Jackson. The protective order states that Jackson is to refrain from harassing, annoying and direct or indirect contact with the victim.
On Sept. 11, 2016 the victim was driving with his wife southbound on SR 13 in Syracuse. He observed a black Chevy flatbed truck, driven by Jackson, headed northbound on SR 13. The black truck intentionally veered into the victim’s lane of traffic, coming directly toward him. The victim advised that he feared for his and his wife’s safety. Jackson was then additionally charged with intimidation with a deadly weapon, intimidation, criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon, and invasion of privacy.
Jackson will appear for sentencing at 9:30 a.m. on June 30 in Elkhart County. This case is not being handled by Kosciusko County because Jackson’s father, Brad Jackson, is a Kosciusko County Commissioner.