Weekend craziness in Hardin County
HARDIN CO.—A man brandishing a pitchfork created some high anxiety for several folks in Rosiclare last night, August 17.
At about 1:30 a.m., a call was made to police regarding a disturbance in that town. Callers believed that a man, bearing a long gun, was disturbing the peace. Illinois State Police were called to respond, and county came running.
But on the way they were advised that they would be looking for a Scotty Jackson, appearing to be extremely under the influence of alcohol, handling not a long gun but a pitchfork.
He was nevertheless being intimidating and obnoxious with the farm implement, and when he allegedly threatened to “kill everyone,” including the cops (who were by this time in the process of arriving at the scene), he then took off, running into the woods before law enforcement could apprehend him.
Police looked for Jackson “most of the night”…until he allegedly barged into a home where three young teens were. He allegedly came at them with a knife (apparently having ditched the pitchfork in the woods) yelling he would kill them…but ran from THAT vicinity, too.
Authorities finally located the still-belligerent Jackson, and when they did, he was charged with Home Invasion, Domestic Battery (no word on who he allegedly domestically battered), and three counts of Endangering a Child (likely for the three youths he allegedly busted in on)…but not until after he was lit up with a TASER, this being one of those instances where use of such a weapon is warranted. Charges of Resisting Arrest and Fleeing/Eluding Authorities are likely to follow as the investigation proceeds.
Sources in Rosiclare have indicated that Jackson happened to have been out on bond from a DUI where he also—reportedly—hit a state trooper in the process of arrest. We’re working to confirm that, including where and when that particular charge occurred.
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