E. Side man makes arrest at apartment

YOUNGSTOWN — Kevin R. Jackson, 37, of Sherwood Avenue was arraigned Monday on aggravated burglary after a resident of the ESA Park Apartments used a knife to hold Jackson for police during what the resident alleged was an aggravated burglary.

Youngstown police were called to the East Side apartment, on Kendis Circle at 12:25 a.m. Saturday and found the resident, 58, holding Jackson down while holding a knife above Jackson’s head in a bedroom in the apartment.

Jackson was lying face down with his hands behind his back as if he were handcuffed, police said. They observed a screen window bent outward.

A knife was next to Jackson, and the resident said Jackson had it in his hand as he entered the dark bedroom. The resident said Jackson didn’t have time to take anything because the resident “jumped on him real quick.”

Jackson, on the other hand, told police he thought he was entering is sister’s apartment. Police were unable to determine whether Jackson has a sister who lives nearby.

Jackson was taken to the Mahoning County jail, and the 3-inch knife the resident said belonged to Jackson was logged into evidence.

Jackson’s charge is a first-degree felony, punishable by more than 10 years in prison if convicted. He returns to court for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Sept. 20.

Bond in Youngstown Municipal Court was set at $25,000.


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