Friday, 22 Sep, 2023

No bail for Anthony Jackson, accused of holding gun to woman’s head

No bail for Anthony Jackson, accused of holding gun to woman's head

A Randolph man accused of holding a gun to a woman’s head while she sat inside a car in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood on Sunday was charged in connection with the incident and ordered to be held without bail, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

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Anthony Jackson, 23, of Randolph, was charged in Boston Municipal Court on Monday. He faces assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charge, threat charges, and various firearm offenses including illegal possession of large-capacity magazines and possessing a firearm with a defaced serial number, according to officials.

On Sunday at 11:11 am, Boston police responded to a report of a person with a gun at Creston Street in Roxbury. Officers spoke to witnesses who told them that three people, including the victim, were sitting in a car when a man — later identified as Jackson — pulled out a black handgun and placed it to the victim’s head, threatening to kill her

The man proceeded to run into a home on Creston Street. Witnesses reportedly gave his description to police and told him the direction he ran, according to officials. Boston police found a man matching the description — who turned out to be Jackson — exit the Creston Street home, they approached and arrested him in connection with the incident.

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Police executed a search warrant on the home and seized two Glock firearms, one with a magazine containing 22 bullets and another with a magazine containing 14 bullets.

“No shots were fired in this incident, thank goodness, but it was nonetheless terrifying for everyone involved, particularly the person targeted by this defendant,” Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden wrote in a statement. “This case highlights yet again the pervasive problem of too many firearms in our neighborhoods, and highlights the need for all sectors of our society to join our efforts to address the problem.”

Boston Judge Joseph Griffin ordered Jackson to be held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Friday.

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