Friday the 13th turned out to be a bad day for one Sampson County man who was apprehended by Sampson sheriff’s authorities and charged with a felony assault offense.
Michael Rajohne Jackson, 29, of 1711 Butler Road, Salemburg was taken into custody just after 1 p.m. Friday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and simple physical assault.
Officers were led to Jackson shortly after they were called to the emergency room of Betsy Johnson Hospital in response to a shooting victim.
According to Cpl. Marcus Smith, when officers arrived at the hospital, the assault victim told them he was at his mother’s residence on Odyssey Lane when his bother and a former sister-in-law got into a verbal disagreement regarding child custody. At some point during the argument, Smith said, an unknown suspect pulled into the driveway and fired several shots toward others in the yard, striking one of them in the left leg.
The victim was transported to Betsy Johnson where he was treated for minor injuries.
“Through investigation, it was learned that Michael Jackson was the shooter, and as a result warrants were obtained for his arrest and he was taken into custody on Maynard Road,” Smith explained.
Jackson was placed under a $25,500 and was later released from the Detention Center. He is scheduled to make his first appearance in Sampson County District Court on Dec. 20.