Deputies attempt to arrest man with warrant in domestic assault case and suspect resists arrest

Nicholas Steven Jackson

Nicholas Steven Jackson, 26, of Western Grove, Arkansas, is scheduled to appear before Associate Judge Raymond Gross at 9 a.m. May 14 for a bond reduction hearing in a resisting arrest case against him. He is being held on a $2,500 bond and was arrested April 7. 

According to the probable cause statement prepared by Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Sherman, he and fellow deputy Gannon Moss were conducting routine patrol on Highway 181 on April 7, heading away from the Gainesville city limits. 

Moss was a few miles ahead of Sherman on the highway and told Sherman by radio that he had just passed a man on a motorcycle that matched the description of Jackson, who had an active warrant out for his arrest. Moss said the motorcycle would be heading toward Sherman in a few minutes. 

“I activated my overhead emergency lights and closed off both lanes on State Highway 181 just south of County Road 102 in Gainesville. The motorcycle approached my position, and I was able to positively identify Nick Jackson and his motorcycle from a prior contact within our department (he was previously arrested). He was ordered to shut the motorcycle off. He refused to comply with multiple lawful orders and was becoming defiant in the orders,” Sherman wrote. 

Sherman said he “removed him from the motorcycle,” and Jackson became combative, which resulted in the officer and Jackson fighting on the ground. 

“Jackson determined our orders were not fruitful enough to comply with and continued to tuck his arms, hands, etc. into his person as we were attempting to place him in handcuffs,” Sherman wrote in the statement. “After a few minutes, Jackson was secured in handcuffs in the nearby ditch and secured appropriately for transport to the Ozark County Sheriff Department jail on his existing warrant and pending charges…” the report says.

The original warrant which the officers executed was issued against Jackson in another recently filed Ozark County case, in which he’s charged with domestic assault, kidnapping and harassment for an April 5 incident when he reportedly grabbed a woman by her throat, thrashed her around, pinned her forcefully to the bed and refused to let her go to the bathroom for over an hour. 

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