Police chase and robbery suspect now behind bars

Jackie Jackson Jr. (Source: Butler County Jail)
Jackie Jackson Jr. (Source: Butler County Jail)

WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - Jackie Jackson Jr. did have a history of run-ins with police. Mostly, Cincinnati Police cited him over the years for scalping Bengals and Reds tickets.

But now he's accused of a robbery and a standoff that left I-75 shut down for nearly three hours.

Police say Jackson robbed a PNC Bank in West Chester Tuesday morning, then led them on the chase down I-75 before crashing a stolen van that forced the closure of the highway.

Jackson Jr., 31, was released from University Hospital late Tuesday night after being treated for his injuries obtained at some point during the crash and stand off. He is now behind bars in Butler County and scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning.

The van police believe Jackson was driving was stolen from a business in Mason. It belonged to Direct Expediting.

The president of the company, Mike Beegle, says the van that was stolen was out of service and he doesn't know how the suspect gained access to the vehicle.

Beegle says the suspect has no connection with the company.

Neighbors who knew Jackson were shocked and surprised that he would do something like this.

"He spoke to everyone, he's very mannerable, he's a good guy. I mean, he's just a good guy and this is just like a nightmare to me," says Charles Mitchell. "He'll drop his son off, and he always waves at me."

Mitchell lives below Jackson in an apartment complex on Glen Parker in Cincinnati's Cumminsville neighborhood. Mitchell told FOX19 Jackson is employed, and has a wife and young son.

Mitchell says he's baffled by the scene that played out in Lockland.

"I have no idea, that's just not--It's not Jack, that's just not him," says Mitchell.

Jackson is expected to be arraigned and see a Judge Wednesday afternoon.

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