Road rage shooter out on bail, strikes again

SYRACUSE – A Syracuse man is in jail again after he tried to run down the same man a second time.

Alexander David Jackson, 25, of Syracuse, was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 12:48 a.m. today.

Jackson is charged with one count of  intimidation with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony; one count of intimidation, a level 6 felony; one count of criminal recklessnesss, a level 6 felony; and invasion of privacy, a class A misdemeanor.

According to a probable cause affidavit from the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, on September 11, a victim met with a Syracuse Police Department officer and advised that he and his wife were southbound on State Road 13 in Syracuse, when he observed a black Chevy flatbed pickup truck heading north on SR 13.

The driver of the truck, Jackson, allegedly intentionally veered the vehicle into the victim’s lane of traffic, coming directly toward him. He swerved his vehicle and turned left to avoid a collision.

The victim then turned his vehicle into a side street and headed for the Syracuse police station to report the incident. The affidavit states the victim feared for his and his wife’s safety, as this was not the first time Jackson had aggressively followed him and even shot at him.

The victim reminded police that on July 27, Jackson chased him in his vehicle and shot his vehicle with a firearm, ramming his vehicle two times, causing extreme damage. Jackson then rammed the vehicle of Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department’s Deputy Don McCune.

The July incident resulted in McCune shooting Jackson, and Jackson getting arrested on multiple felony counts.

After being treated at a hospital for his injuries and his arrest, Jackson bonded out. The charges from July are still pending.

The victim told the Syracuse officer that in August he obtained a protective order against Jackson in Kosciusko County Superior Court III. The order states that Jackson is to refrain from “harassing, annoying, direct or indirect contact” with the victim.

Jackson is being held on a $10,250 bond.