More charges have been filed against a Charlotte gang member accused of driving 130 mph during a police pursuit on Interstate 85 southbound on Monday before crashing and demolishing the car.
Tyson Bernard Jackson, 32, was quickly apprehended after managing to get out of the mangled Honda Accord. He wrecked the car at the Webb Road exit after a chase with the N.C. Highway Patrol, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office said Jackson is a known Crips gang member with a 32-page criminal history in North Carolina.
After receiving medical attention, Jackson was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest and jailed on a $75,000 bail.
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The sheriff’s office obtained more warrants against Jackson on Tuesday after deputies found a loaded .45 handgun, 30 oxycodone tablets, 25 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the car. Jackson was charged with possession of a firearm by felon, possession with intent to sell/deliver oxymorphone, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jackson was given an additional $50,000 bail.
Jackson has 10 felony drug and other convictions in Mecklenburg County and convictions in South Carolina for grand larceny and criminal conspiracy, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said.