Officers say 33-year-old James Anthony Jackson was driving on N. Riverside Drive just after 3 a.m. Sunday with no headlights on. As the officer attempted a traffic stop, the black sedan pulled over to indicate he was stopping, then suddenly turned and fled northbound at approximately 60 mph, too dangerous to pursue, so the pursuit was called off at Kraft Street. About two minutes later, the car was observed to be crashed into a tree at Kraft St. & Parham Dr., where a witness had pulled him from the vehicle. Inside the car was a Taurus handgun, an open container of alcohol, and marijuana, a “bag of colorful pills” (some of which tested positive for Fentanyl), and more marijuana was found on him at the hospital.
James Anthony Jackson, of N Whitfield Rd in Clarksville, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on May 22nd, charged with evading arrest, marijuana possession, drug possession, driving on a revoked license, convicted felon going armed, unlawful possession of a weapon, and driving without headlights. He is jailed in lieu of a $26,000 bond.