Additional charges against driver who led police on high-speed chase on I-85S

- The man who led police on a high-speed chase Monday along Interstate-85 southbound in Rowan County is now facing additional charges. 

Deputies said on Monday, August 30, Tyson Bernard Jackson, 32, of Charlotte was arrested and charged with felony fleeing to elude and placed under a $75,000 bond.  

Jackson, a known Crips gang member, subsequently wrecked his Honda Accord at the Webb Road exit, after traveling at 130 miles per hour. 

Deputies said Jackson was able to exit the demolished vehicle and attempted to flee, but was quickly apprehended.  

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office assisted SHP in following up the investigation and arrest.  

Deputies observed a firearm and scales in plain view inside the vehicle, providing probable cause for the search.  A loaded .45 handgun, 30 oxycodone tablets, 25 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found inside the vehicle. 

The Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants for Jackson’s arrest on Tuesday, August 30 charging him with  possession of firearm by felon, possess with intent to sell/delivery oxymorphone, possess with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Jackson was placed under an additional $50,000 bond.   

According to the Sheriff's Office, Jackson has a 32 page criminal history in North Carolina, with numerous arrests and convictions. Jackson was presently out on bond in Mecklenburg County from an arrest on February 6, 2016, for possession of firearm by felon, possess with intent to sell/deliver marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon. 

Jackson has ten felony convictions in Mecklenburg County, which are as follows:

  • One count of felony fleeing to elude (12 months probation-September 4, 2014)
  • Three counts of larceny of motor vehicle and one count of felony conspiracy (6-8 months Mecklenburg County Jail-June 23, 2004)
  • Four counts of larceny of motor vehicle and one count of possess stolen motor vehicle (36 months supervised probation-June 23, 2004). 
  • Other arrest include disorderly conduct, resisting the police, failure to heed to flue light or siren, injury to personal property, assault on a female, reckless driving to endanger, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, and others.

In addition to his criminal history in North Carolina, deputies said Jackson has South Carolina convictions for grand larceny with value of $5,000 or more (10 years s/o and 3 years probation-February 1, 2006); criminal conspiracy (5 years s/o and 5 years probation-February 1, 2006); criminal conspiracy (3 years-July 29, 2006); and grand larceny with value of $5,000 or more (1 year community corrections-July 29, 2006). 

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has communicated with federal authorities to pursue possible federal charges against Jackson. 

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