Raleigh man arrested on charge he shot at Albemarle officer, passing cars

March 24, 2019 GMT

A Raleigh man was arrested Thursday on charges he shot at a law enforcement officer during a traffic stop last fall in Stanly County.

According to the warrant for his arrest, Michael Allen Jackson, 23, of 3400 White Sock Lane, fired an AK-47 rifle at an Albemarle police officer who had stopped his vehicle because it was believed to be connected to a shooting earlier that day.

Jackson fired the weapon at the officer, the warrant states, and into a couple of cars on the NC Highway 24/27 Bypass in Albemarle on Nov. 11, injuring one person. The officer was not hurt.

The warrant did not account for the delay between the alleged crime and Jackson’s arrest.

He faces multiple charges, including assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, attempted murder and one of possession of a firearm by a felon. According to the warrant, Jackson was convicted in 2013 on a charge of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and served time in jail. He was still on probation for previous offenses at the time of the Stanly County shooting.

He was ordered to provide fingerprints and DNA and was being held without bond at the Wake County Detention Center. A first court appearance was scheduled for April 1 in Stanly County.

Police also found a small amount of marijuana in Jackson’s possession at the time of his arrest and charged him with that, a misdemeanor.