Fugitive returns, then is captured

Charles A. Jackson Jr.

Charles A. Jackson Jr.

CAMBRIDGE – A 25-year-old-fugitive ran all the way to Florida, then returned to Dorchester County, where local and state law-enforcement officers found and arrested him. Two other men were arrested in the same incident.
On Oct. 25, members of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Cambridge Police Department, Maryland State Police Gang Unit, and the Capital Area Fugitive Task Force, joined to apprehend Charles Anthony Jackson Jr., of 701 Washington St., Cambridge. Mr. Jackson had escaped from custody at the District Court Commissioner’s Office on April 5, where he was being arraigned on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, providing a false name to a police officer and obstructing and hindering a police officer.
The capture was not unexpected at the Sheriff’s Office, where officers knew Mr. Jackson had run south. But they were ready for his return.
“Give him enough time, and he’ll come back home,” Sheriff James Phillips said last week. “Last Thursday, we got a tip he was back in town.”
With law enforcement alerted, the search was on. “He was spotted earlier on the 25th in Cambridge, riding in a Ford pick-up truck,” a report from the Sheriff’s Office said. “Officers were able to locate the truck in the area of Maryland Avenue and Rambler Road.”
When the truck was stopped, Jackson and another man exited the vehicle and fled on foot. They were both captured after a brief foot chase.
The driver of the truck was also arrested. Kevin Mackenzie Fields, 25, of 11850 Old Skipton Road, Cordova, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and harboring a fugitive. He was held without bond.
Mr. Jackson received additional charges of second degree escape, possession of paraphernalia, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of powder cocaine, theft under $100 and failure to appear. He was ordered held without bond.
Javier Jevonte Michaux, 23, of 1070 Washington St., Easton, was charged with possession of marijuana over 10 grams and released on $7,500 bond.

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.

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