New Castle News

July 30, 2013

Police charge man with robbery

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A South Side man accused of pointing a gun and demanding money has been charged by New Castle police.

Julian M. Jackson, 25, of 3 1/2 W. Home St., faces charges of robbery, illegal possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm without a license, theft and receiving stolen property.

According to court papers, Jackson — with his hand was under his shirt — approached a man in the 400 block of Chestnut Street at 9:15 p.m. Thursday and asked if he wanted to buy drugs. The victim told police he said he did not want drugs, but Jackson pointed the object under his shirt at him and told him he was going to take his money anyway.

The victim told police he believed Jackson had a gun because he saw a black object that resembled a gun under Jackson’s shirt, and feared for his safety.

Feeling threatened, the victim said, he gave Jackson all the money he had — about $50 to $70. He said Jackson got back into his car, a black with gold trim, and drove away.

Police said the victim identified Jackson from a photo lineup provided by police.