Sheriff's department captures Jonesboro fugitive

By Maria-Jose Subiria


A Clayton County man, wanted on aggravated assault, terroristic threats and burglary charges, was arrested Wednesday, according to the Clayton County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office Fugitive/Investigation Unit and the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Task Force, apprehended Rodricus Jackson, at 681 Flint River Road, Apartment 58D, in Jonesboro, a sheriff's department spokesperson said.

Jackson, 30, is being held at the Clayton County Jail. He was being sought because of an outstanding warrant on charges related to a Feb. 28, 2008 incident, that involved an alleged assault on Laneta Jenkins, 28, who lives at the Flint River Road address where Jackson was apprehended Wednesday.

Sgt. Sonja Sanchez, public information officer for the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, said Jackson had apparently been living at the apartment with Jenkins and was hiding there at the time of his arrest.

Sanchez said Jenkins was also arrested Wednesday, and charged with obstruction, for allegedly hindering law enforcement officers from executing their duties.

According to Sanchez, officers found more than an ounce of marijuana at the scene, and both Jackson and Jenkins were charged with possession of illegal drugs. In addition, Sanchez said, more than $20,000 was seized from Jackson at the scene.

Jackson, according to Sanchez, is also wanted by Henry County authorities in connection with charges going back to 2006, including, theft by taking-motor vehicle, theft by receiving, and felony obstruction.

The Clayton Sheriff's Office said Jackson also has outstanding felony charges in Fayette, Rockdale and Spalding counties.