A man on Redding’s most wanted list was arrested Monday in Roseville.
36-year-old Andrew Thomas Jackson is in custody after being arrested Monday on an outstanding warrant from Redding Police and Shasta County. Jackson was due to re-appear in Shasta County Courthouse in a follow up to past burglary charges, but missed his appearance. He was highlighted on the Shasta County’s “Most Wanted” list on Tuesday, but had already been picked up by Roseville Police on Monday.
The Roseville Spring Carnival at the Galleria Mall ran from last Wednesday until Sunday at 10 pm. Jackson was found by Roseville police at the scene of the carnival the day after it closed. His arrest report gives his occupation as carnival worker, so he likely worked there for the 5 days and was perhaps still on site working with the clean up crew. Jackson is a resident of North Highlands in neighboring Sacramento County.
Jackson was arrested in Redding in 2010 when he was caught trying to steal a motorcycle. The Redding Record Searchlight reported on August 23, 2010 that he was seen trying to take a motorcycle from the fenced yard at Harrison’s Marine and RV on Twin View Bl. in North Redding. Someone had spotted him pushing it through the yard and called police. He admitted to breaking into a shed and taking the bike. Police were investigating him at the time for other area burglaries.
A family member shared more about Jackson’s story and the challenges has has faced since his 2010 arrest. He was released on his own recognizance after his arrest in Redding, and was faced with numerous trips back up to Shasta County, a two and a half hour trip, for follow up hearings and drug testing under the terms of his settlement. Some of the trips he made, others he missed, and his release status was revoked and restored over the course of two years, depending on his ability to show up.
Meanwhile, back at home in North Highlands, his father was terminally ill, and Jackson both wanted to be with him, and had no car of his own for travel. He was also working and trying to stay out of trouble. In 2012, Jackson’s father passed away. Andrew Jackson was with him, but also missed a January court date in Shasta County. In March, a bench warrant was issued for failure to appear, and he was eventually shown on Shasta’s Most Wanted list of convicted criminals wanted for failure to appear, leading to his arrest this week.
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