Jordan Jackson, 18, crashed 2006 Infiniti into another car
MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of a Uniondale man on charges related to a May 14th robbery in which he is allegedly stole a 2006 Infiniti Q56 SUV that had a person sleeping in the back seat of the car.
Jordan Jackson, 18, was arraigned today before Acting Nassau Supreme Court Justice Meryl Berkowitz on the following charges:
• Two counts of Robbery in the 2nd Degree (a C violent felony) • Robbery in the 3rd Degree (a D felony) • Assault in the 2nd Degree (a D felony) • Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd Degree (an A misdemeanor)
Judge Berkowitz continued bail at $10,000 bond or $5,000. If convicted of the top charge, Jackson faces up to 15 years in prison. He is due back in court on October 15.
“This defendant was allegedly looking to steal a car, but he chose the wrong one and didn’t realize that there was a person sleeping in the back,” Acting DA Singas said. “Thanks to the quick action of the victim and the Nassau County Police Department, the defendant was detained and we will prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law.”
Acting DA Singas said that at approximately 5 a.m. on May 14, Jackson entered a 2006 Infiniti Q56 SUV that was parked on Fullerton Avenue in Uniondale. The defendant attempted to drive away, but a male victim, 32, who was sleeping in the back seat of the car, was awoken and a struggle to gain control of the car ensued. Jackson drove south on Fullerton Avenue and struck a parked 2007 BMW and then crashed into a chain link fence and the car came to rest on a front lawn. The victim, who suffered injuries in the crash, held the defendant until police arrived.
Jackson was arrested by Nassau County Police Department officers from the 1st Precinct.
Assistant District Attorney Ali Ajamu of Acting DA Singas’ Street Narcotics and Gangs Bureau is prosecuting the case. Jackson is represented by Dennis O’Brien, Esq.
The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.