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Man’s alleged fight, flight from officer ends in arrest
Jackson arrest

One Dawsonville man remains behind bars after alleged late-night fighting with law enforcement, failed attempts to flee and discoveries of suspected drugs. 

Christopher Austen Jackson, 22, was arrested by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 21 at 2:10 a.m. He remains in custody at the Dawson County Detention Center on no bond. 

He has been charged with three counts each of simple battery on a peace officer, obstruction of an officer and possession of a controlled substance. He was also charged with two probation violations and one count of crossing guard lines with weapons, drugs or intoxicants.

The crossing guard lines, obstruction, possession and probation-related charges are all felonies, while the simple battery charges are misdemeanors. 

The alleged offenses occurred between midnight and 3 a.m. on Jan. 21 at Jackson’s home in Dawson County. One DCSO warrant states that Jackson had a glass smoking device containing suspected meth in his bedroom. Another warrant alleged that during an interview, he admitted to having a similar device with suspected meth in the vicinity of his living room. 

Multiple warrants alleged that Jackson refused the verbal commands of a deputy serving a warrant, tussled with the deputy and fled into and out of his house in attempts to elude capture. 

After Jackson was apprehended, he was taken to the county jail. Upon searching his person, jail staff allegedly found suspected meth in his pockets.