In a news release Statesboro Director of Public Safety Wendell Turner said around 1:30am Wednesday Officer Jared Shababy attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Fair Road and Brannen Street for a traffic violation. The two occupants jumped out of the vehicle and fled in different directions. A foot chase by Officer Shababy and Jason Borne that followed resulted in the apprehension of 19 year old Jackson after several blocks.
Officers recovered stolen property and marijuana from Jackson. The identity and location of the other occupant that fled is unknown at this time. Jackson was charged with one count each of armed robbery, possession of a Firearm during Commission of a Crime, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. He was also charged with two counts of Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Statesboro Police Department at 764-9911. All information will be kept confidential.