Waldo man charged with attempted burglary, simple assault, and drug possession after allegedly threatening to kill former girlfriend


WALDO, Fla. – Amir Jamal Jackson, 33, of Waldo, was arrested yesterday and charged with attempted burglary of an occupied dwelling, making a threat to kill a former girlfriend, and possession of scram/MDPV with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a park.

An Alachua County Sheriff’s (ASO) Deputy responded to a home in Waldo, where Jackson allegedly jumped a fence to bang on the window of a woman he used to date; he also allegedly yelled through her window and threatened to kill her. The deputy noted that ASO responded to the property on three other dates in December when Jackson was there without permission to be on the property.

Yesterday, a neighbor also completed a sworn statement, saying that he heard the yelling and stepped outside to see what was going on. He said that when he saw Jackson, Jackson jumped the fence between the properties, entering his property. The neighbor said he scared Jackson off his property and saw Jackson jump the fence back over to the original property.

Jackson was located at a park in Waldo. Post Miranda, he reportedly admitted being on his former girlfriend’s property and on the neighbor’s property and that he had words with both parties. He reportedly claimed he was there to collect his belongings, but the deputy noted that another deputy had previously accompanied him to collect his belongings. He denied making any threats toward his former girlfriend.

In a search incident to arrest, the deputy reportedly found six bags of white rocks that Jackson said were “scram,” also known as MDPV. The deputy noted that the scram was packaged for distribution.

Jackson has three felony convictions, including a conviction for sexual activity with a 16- or 17-year-old, for which he served a state prison sentence of six years, seven months, and 15 days after violating the original sentence of sexual offender probation by using marijuana and not paying the required costs of supervision. He was released in December 2021. Bail information is unavailable on holidays.

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. 

  • Excellent, factual reporting. Can’t tell you how sad this is. Knew him when he was little.

    • Imagine being the victim. They aren’t even reporting everything he did to me or how ASO dropped the ball EVERYTIME prior to this.

  • Can’t fix a PEDO sex offender. Maybe if he keeps injesting scram, monkey dust, or what ever you want to call bath salts he will bless the world with a OD. This type of person needs to be locked up for a couple of decades to give the general public peace.

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