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Freedom ends for Easton man wanted for drug-related cases

By Beatrice Epwene, WFMZ.com Reporter, BEpwene@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 17 2014 11:25:55 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 18 2014 02:19:45 PM CDT

Officer injured during arrest

EASTON, Pa. -

An Easton man wanted for several drug possession cases made one last-ditch effort to escape arrest Thursday night.

Police say they saw 21-year-old Aaron Jackson of Easton walking in the 1100 block of Bushkill Drive.

Aware of an active warrant for Jackson's arrest for a 2012 drug possession case, officers approached him.

Jackson ran in the opposite direction across the Bushkill Creek and climbed up a steep hill in an attempt to escape.

Officers say Jackson resisted arrest pulling his arms away from several officers as they attempted to arrest him.

One officer was injured after falling down the hill while attempting to arrest Jackson.

Jackson is also being held on a Northampton County Bench Warrant for failing to appear for the 2012 drug possession case.

Police are also awaiting confirmation of a New Jersey warrant from Essex County for a separate 2012 drug-related case.

Jackson was charged with resisting arrest and with flight to avoid apprehension.

He was arraigned by District Judge Capobianco and ordered to be committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $15000 bail with 10 percent permitted.

The injured police officer was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released.