- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

July 27—EVANSVILLE — A man previously connected by authorities to multiple shootings in Evansville over the past few years is back in jail, facing more gun-related charges.

Dalarrius T. Jackson, 22, was arrested last week after he was accused by a 911 caller of pointing a gun at his girlfriend while at Garvin Park on Thursday afternoon. The caller reportedly witnessed Jackson with the gun, according to an Evansville Police Department arrest affidavit.

Both Jackson and the woman involved in the incident claimed the object that Jackson pointed at the woman was a comb. However, officers found a loaded 9-millimeter handgun in a backpack believed to be Jackson’s. The bag was found in the woman’s car.

The woman declined to pursue any charges against Jackson stemming from their alleged argument. But he was still charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and theft of a firearm. According to the affidavit, the gun police found had been reported stolen in Henderson, Kentucky. Jackson has been ordered on two separate occasions to never possess a firearm, according to Thursday’s arrest affidavit.

As of Monday, Jackson remained in the Vanderburgh County Jail.

In January 2013, Jackson was accused of shooting two people in a grocery store parking lot. Both victims survived. Police called the incident a dispute between the LA Zombie street gang, the group police believe Jackson belonged to, and another group of people. Jackson eventually pleaded guilty in the case to a single count of criminal recklessness. At least one of the people shot signed a form saying he did not want to pursue criminal charges against Jackson.

Jackson was sentenced to 18 months of probation in that case. He had originally been charged with battery with a deadly weapon in addition to criminal recklessness.

In March 2014, Jackson was identified as “a person of interest” after several houses were shot at in one night. One person, a 43-year-old woman, was injured after a bullet struck her in the shoulder while she was sitting at her kitchen table. Charges against Jackson were never brought in the shootings. However, the woman who was shot had reported to police that Jackson had threatened her with a gun two weeks before the shooting and formal charges of intimidation and illegal possession of a firearm were filed stemming from that accusation.

The woman is identified in court documents as the mother of one of the two people Jackson shot in 2013. According to court records, Jackson pleaded guilty in that case last week and is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

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