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February 07, 2011 SDUSM Melinda Kormos, District of Nevada (702) 388-6763
U.S. Marshals Add Gang Member to 15 Most Wanted

Robert JacksonWASHINGTON – The U.S. Marshals have added a 25-year-old gang member wanted on a number of violent criminal charges to their 15 Most Wanted fugitive list.

In August 2007, a fistfight broke out between rival gangs “Squad Up” and “Wood” in front of a bar on the Las Vegas Strip. A Squad Up gang member, identified as Robert Jackson, allegedly fired five rounds from a 9 mm handgun at Wood gang members. The gunfire missed the rival gang members and instead struck four innocent tourists.

Jackson is wanted on a warrant out of Clark County, Nev., for a string of charges stemming from the Las Vegas incident, including: unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, attempted murder with a deadly weapon, battery with a deadly weapon with substantial bodily harm, battery with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal gang and ex-felon possession of a firearm. 

“Robert Jackson is a violent young man who shows no regard for who gets hurt as a result of his reckless, dangerous behavior,” said T. Michael Earp, U.S. Marshals Service Assistant Director of Investigative Operations Division. “His capture is our priority.”

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department contacted the U.S. Marshals District of Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team-Las Vegas Division in November 2007 for assistance in locating and apprehending Jackson.

“Our joint task force, which is a testament to the strong law enforcement partnership here in Nevada, is committed to finding and arresting dangerous fugitives like Jackson,” said Christopher Hoye, U.S. Marshal for the District of Nevada. “We will dedicate our efforts and resources to ensure Jackson doesn’t have any safe havens, be it here or anywhere else.”

Jackson is a 25-year-old black male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.

Jackson has a violent criminal history including arrests for robbery with a deadly weapon, aiming a firearm at a person and drug possession. Jackson should be considered armed and dangerous.

A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading directly to Jackson’s arrest. 

Anyone with information on Jackson’s whereabouts is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov

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