LaGrange Police have charged a local man with Battery after he allegedly forced a female onto a hot car engine when she refused his offer for roadside help.
On June 5, about 9:56 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded Grady Street in reference to reports of a fight.
Officers arrived and met with the female victim, who explained that he incident occurred after her car started to overheat. She stated she stopped and went inside a nearby residence to get some water to put in the radiator. While doing so, a male she was familiar with, Dion Jackson, pulled up in front of her car and asked if he could help her put the water inside the car.
The victim stated she told Jackson that she was okay and she could handle it, and he responded by saying he was going to put the water in the car for her. She then told Jackson again that she could handle it and that he could leave, which reportedly upset Jackson.
According to the female, Jackson then got out of his car, picked her up, and sat her on top of the hot motor. She advised that Jackson then held her on the motor and stated, “That motor’s hot, huh?”
The victim stated she pushed Jackson off so she could get away, with him steadily grabbing her. Jackson then got back into his vehicle and left the scene.
Police observed multiple scratches and marks on the victim’s legs and arms. There was also a visible stain on the rear of her pants that appeared to have come from the motor. The victim advised that she did not need an ambulance, but she would be seeking medical treatment later on her own.
The resident of the house where the victim stopped advised police that she witnessed the whole incident. She stated Jackson pulled up, grabbed the female, put her on the motor of the car, and held her there.
She stated that she called police earlier in the day about Jackson after he came around her property bragging about having a gun. She stated she believes Jackson has unrequited feelings for the victim.
Officers later located Jackson asked him what happened on Grady Street. Jackson then claimed that the female had jumped on him. Police say Jackson later denied having been on Grady Street, despite his previous comments that she had jumped on him there.
When officers continued to ask him to explain what happened, he turned around and said, “Just take me to jail.”
Jackson later claimed that the victim and witness were out to get him said the whole incident was over $100 that was owed to him.
Due to the witness statements and physical evidence, Jackson was placed under arrest and taken into custody for the alleged attack.
Jackson, age 45, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Battery.
Jackson was later released from the Troup County Jail on $2,000 bond.
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