Man on probation arrested for sending written threats to ex-girlfriend

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Eugene Bernard Jackson, II, 27, was arrested yesterday morning and charged with making a written death threat, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, resisting arrest, and introduction of contraband into the jail after allegedly sending death threats to his ex-girlfriend.

The victim told a Gainesville Police Department officer that Jackson, her ex-boyfriend, sent her a text that said, “I just shot at [my current girlfriend] and you [sic] next.” Jackson then allegedly sent multiple voicemails to the victim, stating his full name and saying he was going to come to her house and physically hurt her. He allegedly said that if she wasn’t at home, he would come to her workplace.

Officers made contact with Jackson at his workplace, where he allegedly ran back to a stockroom area and barricaded himself for over 15 minutes while ignoring verbal commands to come out. He reportedly tried to leave through the back door at one point but went back inside when he saw officers.

A search incident to arrest reportedly produced a round of ammunition in his pocket.

Post Miranda, Jackson reportedly admitted that he sent texts and voicemails to the victim, but he said he couldn’t remember because he was “blacked out.” He reportedly said he found the bullet on the ground while walking to work and that he knew he wasn’t supposed to have it because he is on probation. He said, however, that he only had that one bullet.

When Jackson arrived at the jail, he was reportedly warned that if he had anything else hidden on his person, he should make it known because knowingly entering the jail with contraband is an additional charge; he reportedly said he had nothing else on him. However, jail staff reportedly found another bullet in a pants pocket. Jackson reportedly said that officers had planted the bullet on him; both bullets were of the same caliber.

Jackson has one felony conviction (one violent) and one misdemeanor conviction (none violent); he is on probation for carrying a concealed firearm without a permit. While he was on probation, he was arrested for two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly pointing a rifle at several people and firing four rounds into the air. The charges were downgraded to firing a weapon in public, improperly exhibiting a firearm, and carrying a prohibited weapon openly (all misdemeanors), and then the charges were dropped.

Bail information is unavailable on weekends.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • What a cheap, sad piece of Sh.t. Thank goodness she reported & hopefully this is as bad as it ever gets for her. Wishing her peace & goodwill. If you are in a home on fire, you cannot wait to leave when the smoke clears. Get out now!

    • Most of the time people want to retaliate, so I hope she gets some help from the government to keep safe, and maybe move away

  • Ladies, be careful who wants to be your cost of living sharer without a ring. Even then.

  • All these idiots yap about gun control and new laws. When there is an actual criminal that is charged with current state laws these left wing state attorneys, lawyers, and judges reduce crimes to lesser crimes and drop charges only to allow someone who has no business owning or possessjng a firearm to run wild again. So this guy gets to start all over again.

    • It’s part of the grift. Just like the eco-terrorists that set fires in order to make people believe in sudden catastrophic global warming, these people purposefully pursue policies that increase crime and gun violence in order to drum up support for gun control.

      These people create the problem and then try to sell you the solution, which always involves funneling tax dollars to themselves and taking away your rights.

  • The chances of there being a ditched and hidden pistol in that back room are pretty high.

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