United States of America v. Tykeam Jackson
Case Number: 1:20-cr-10254
Judge: Douglas P. Woodlock
Court: United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Suffolk County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Boston
Defendant's Attorney: Joan Fund
Description: Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding an officer while fleeing a motor vehicle stop.
On July 27, 2020, a deputized federal law enforcement officer stopped Tykeam Jackson, age 27, in Avon, Mass. for speeding and instructed him to exit his vehicle. Instead, Jackson accelerated the vehicle with such force that the officer was dragged for several feet and thrown to the ground. Jackson then sped away, drove in and out of a public parking lot where he swerved around pedestrians and other vehicles, ignored traffic signals and drove into oncoming traffic, eventually travelling at a speed of approximately 100 miles per hour in the breakdown lane of Route 24. After attempting to cross all three travel lanes, Jackson lost control of the vehicle and crashed head-on into the guardrail. He exited the vehicle, ran across Route 24 and was subsequently found running into and obstructing traffic on a nearby roadway.
At the time of the offense, Jackson was on state probation resulting from an armed robbery conviction in Suffolk County Superior Court.
United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, New England Field Division; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Hoefle of Rollins’ Organized Crime & Gang Unit prosecuted the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
18 U.S.C. §§ 111(a)and(b)- ASSAULTING, RESISTING, OR IMPEDING CERTAIN OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 77 months in prison.