Campbell man charged with trying to entice kids into his car

Staff report


Police say a Campbell man followed two children to a Market Street school Thursday morning and tried to lure them into his car.

Al Terrick N. Jackson, 35, was arraigned Friday in Youngstown Municipal Court on a charge of child enticement, a misdemeanor.

Reports said two children told a deputy from the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office working security at Southside Academy, 1833 Market St., about 10 a.m., that a man offered them a ride to school as they passed a Market Street parking lot.

The children declined the ride but the man followed them for several blocks before he turned on LaClede Avenue, and the children continued to school.

Police searched for the man’s car and found it in the parking lot of a store in the 3000 block of Market Street, reports said.

There were two other people in the car with Jackson, and he appeared nervous when police questioned him, reports said.

Police viewed video from the store and saw Jackson pull up in the car and get out. He was wearing a skull cap, and one of the children said the person who had been following him was wearing a skull cap, reports said.

He has a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 18.

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