Crime

Dallas Man Goes Toe-to-Toe With Rent-a-Cop in Loud-Music Dispute, Loses

When he drove through the Shadow Brook Apartments on Ferguson Road at 10:30 Thursday night, he dismissed Edward Jackson as just another bumbling rent-a-cop hiding behind a faux badge and uniform.

That was his second mistake. His first was playing his music too loud on Jackson's turf. His third, according to a report filed by Dallas police, was trying to run him down with his 15-year-old GMC van.

Jackson, a veteran security guard and former private investigator duly authorized by the state of Texas to carry a sidearm, hopped out of the path oncoming vehicle with an agility that belies his 58 years.

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Jones, 37, gunned the engine and attempted to navigate out of the apartment complex, but here, too, Jackson used his fleetness of foot, and his superior knowledge of the terrain, to his advantage. He sprinted between buildings and cut the vehicle off as it was about to reach the exit.

This time, his request was less than cordial. He yelled at Jones to stop, then pulled his service weapon and aimed. The van stopped. Two passengers bailed and fled the complex on foot. Jones pulled into a parking spot and tried to walk away, but Jackson stopped and held him until police arrived.

Jones was arrested on a charge of public intoxication and aggravated assault of a security officer. He's currently in Lew Sterrett on a $25,000 bond.

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Eric Nicholson
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