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Hagerstown man who jumped from third-story window charged with assault, firearm and drug violations

August 12, 2011|By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com

A Hagerstown man who jumped from a third-story Potomac Street window following a domestic incident on Aug. 5 has been charged by city police with assault, firearm and drug violations.

Carlos Lamont Jackson, 37, of 41 1/2 S. Potomac Street, Apartment 3, was being held Friday at Washington County Detention Center on $350,000 bond, an official with the detention center said. Jackson is charged with second-degree assault, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, and possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to court documents.

Jackson is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Oct. 18 in Washington County District Court, court documents said.

Hagerstown Police were called to the first block of South Potomac Street on Aug. 5 for a reported domestic assault in progress, according to the statement of probable cause.

As police units arrived at the residence, a man, later identified by police as Jackson, fled the scene, the statement said.

"As the units rolled up in front, he jumped out of the window," Lt. Paul Kifer said Aug. 5. "He was apprehended right then and there."

The alleged victim of the domestic incident told police that Jackson threw a can of Red Bull at her, choked her, dragged her by her hair while also punching her, and threw her down a staircase and threw a bin of clothing on top of her, the charging document said.

On Aug. 6, police searched Jackson's apartment and found, among other items, two firearms, traces of cocaine, marijuana "roaches" and drug paraphernalia, according to the statement.

Maryland court records show Jackson pleaded guilty in 1998 to attempted second-degree murder and armed robbery in Prince George's County, Md., charges that, according to the Aug. 6 statement of charges, disqualifies him from possessing a regulated firearm.

Jackson's wife, who was not the victim of the Aug. 5 alleged assault, obtained a final protective order against Jackson in November 2010, that is in effect until November 2011, the statement said.

A condition of that final protective order required Jackson to surrender all firearms to law enforcement and refrain from possession of firearms for the duration of the order, according to the statement.

Court documents show that Jackson's wife also filed for divorce in November 2010.

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