Man arrested after allegedly abducting woman in Eastpointe

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published October 16, 2020

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EASTPOINTE — A suspect is in custody and has been charged with carjacking and unlawful imprisonment following a tense confrontation with Eastpointe police officers.

The incident in question took place at 3 p.m. Oct. 12. Eastpointe officers responded to an apartment building at Nine Mile Road and Dale Avenue after receiving reports of a woman being held against her will by a man she did not know who was wielding a shotgun.

According to the department, police surrounded the building and were able to establish phone contact with the victim. Police said that eventually the woman being held inside was able to escape and make contact with the police.

Police said that following this development, they were able to arrest the suspect, whom they identified as 43-year-old Eastpointe resident Johnny Jackson, without incident. Investigators said that Jackson allegedly carjacked and kidnapped the woman from a gas station in Eastpointe Oct. 11 and forced her to take him to her apartment. Police added that the woman was able to notify a family member Oct. 12, which led to the police response.

Jackson has been charged with one count of carjacking, one count of unlawful imprisonment, one count of receiving and concealing a stolen firearm, one count of felon in possession of a firearm and one count of felony firearm. He was arraigned in 38th District Court Oct. 14 and was given a $750,000 cash or surety bond.

Jackson had not retained or been appointed an attorney prior to publication.

“If you see what appears to be a carjacking or a man forcing a woman into a car at gunpoint happening at a gas station, or anywhere, please call 911,” the Eastpointe police posted on Facebook. “Even if it turns out not to be a carjacking, every police department in the United States, possibly the world, would rather investigate a suspicious situation than miss a chance to arrest a carjacking perpetrator and save someone from being the victim of a violent crime. If you see something, say something!”

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