More Charges Filed Against Road Rage Chase Suspect

In addition to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated while resulting in serious bodily injury, more charges have been filed against Alexander Jackson.

Jackson, 24, of 105 S. James St., Milford, was arrested Sunday, after his release from Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.  Jackson is also being charged with attempted murder, a level 1 felony; battery with bodily injury to a law enforcement officer, a level 5 felony; resisting law enforcement, a level 5 felony and two counts of criminal recklessness, level 5 felonies.

Working in conjunction with the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, detectives with the Indiana State Police signed charges Tuesday afternoon against Jackson.  Jackson was involved in a vehicle chase last Wednesday that started in Syracuse and ended in North Webster when he crashed into a building and was ultimately shot by a Kosciusko County Deputy.

Jackson’s six felony charges stem from July 27th when he chased Nathaniel Boyer and his passenger from Syracuse to North Webster in his pickup truck while pulling a trailer.  Jackson is accused of shooting several rounds at Boyer from his moving truck while chasing him south bound on SR 13.  State police recovered one round that struck Boyer’s truck near the driver’s side tail light.

During the chase Jackson rammed Boyer’s SUV twice as they drove through North Webster and also struck Deputy Don McCune’s patrol vehicle when he attempted to stop him.  Jackson continued to pursue Boyer until he lost control of his truck and crashed into a building when he attempted to turn east onto East Huntington Street from Main Street.

Deputy McCune witnessed the crash and attempted to block Jackson in to prevent him from fleeing when Jackson rammed McCune’s vehicle with such force that it knocked him unconscious for a brief period of time.  As McCune regained consciousness he was again repeatedly rammed by Jackson.  After several commands by McCune for Jackson to stop he observed Jackson rev his truck engine in an attempt to ram him again.  Fearing for his life, McCune fired several rounds from his police vehicle into Jackson’s truck striking him once.  This caused Jackson to stop and surrender.

The state police recovered a 9mm handgun and a sawed off shotgun from Jackson’s pickup.

The sheriff’s department was tasked with investigating the crash within the incident while the state police handled the other criminal aspects of the case.  Jackson is being held at the Kosciusko County Jail on a $50,250 bond for the five most recent charges and a $5,250 bond for the OWI.