Additional charges were filed against a brother accused of shooting toward his sister before he barricaded himself Tuesday in his Rockvale house, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective said.
Suspect Jeffery Allen Jackson, 39, of Windrow Road was accused of firing an AR-15 assault rifle at his sister, Michelle, early Tuesday outside his Windrow Road home, said Detective Phil Brooks.
After his investigation, Detective Brooks charged Jackson with attempted criminal homicide and illegal possession of a weapon since Jackson was previously convicted of a domestic assault in 2008.
Jackson is being held without bond at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Deputy Matt King reported Michelle Jackson told him her brother fired at her. She was not injured. Her brother barricaded himself inside his house.
Commander Sgt. Chris Kauffman said the Sheriff’s Felony Arrest Search Tactical Team responded. Jackson’s father notified deputies his son threatened to shoot responding officers.
“He was lying in bed with his AR-15,” Sgt. Kauffman said. “After numerous, numerous attempts, we used the armored vehicle and he surrendered.”
Jackson is scheduled for a hearing Sept. 18 in General Sessions Court.