Florida's J.C. Jackson arrested on armed robbery charge
Florida defensive back J.C. Jackson is charged with armed robbery after he went over to an acquaintance's residence on Saturday.
According to police, Jackson visited with two men who the occupants of the apartment didn't know. Then Jackson left, leaving the two unknown men at the apartment. One pulled a gun on the residents, took things, and left.
At 3:45 p.m. Jerald Christopher “J.C.” Jackson came to visit an apartment of an acquaintance in a complex at 4400 SW 20th Ave. but entered the home with two men who were unknown to the people who lived there, according to a Gainesville Police Department report. Jackson quickly took off and left the strangers inside, and one of them pulled out a handgun,
The man — not identified in the report — grabbed a bag of suspected marijuana and, with the gun, demanded the three residents lie on the floor and empty their pockets. One resident — whose identifying information was redacted from the report — told GPD officers the man pressed the handgun against his face and demanded to know the location of his supply of drugs and cash, the report states.
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According to the police report, $382 was taken. Jackson is charged with robbery with a firearm and is being held on $150,000 bail. He reportedly called the residents of the apartment after he was contacted by police.
Jackson redshirted in 2014 after he suffered a shoulder injury. He was a four-star recruit in the class of 2014 and set to be a possible starter in 2015.
On Christmas Eve, Jackson was grazed by a bullet in a shooting. A native of Immokalee, Fla., Jackson was back home and had a bullet brush past his eyelid when someone shot at the vehicle he was occupying. A high school teammate in the car with Jackson was shot in the face.
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