Here is text from the criminal complaint against Ronald Jermaine Jackson, 29, of Richfield, who was charged Friday after an alleged kidnapping in Medina on Wednesday:
O F F E N S E
COUNT 1: KIDNAPPING (FELONY)
MINN. STAT. § 609.25, SUBD. 1(2), SUBD. 2(1); § 609.05 PENALTY: 0-20 YEARS AND/OR $35,000
That on or about September 11, 2013, in Hennepin County, Minnesota, RONALD JERMAINE JACKSON, acting alone or intentionally aiding, advising, hiring, counseling or conspiring with another , confined victim and/or removed victim from one place to another without his/her consent, in order to facilitate commission of a felony or flight thereafter.
C O M P L A I N T
Complainant, David Hall, of the Medina Police Department, has investigated the facts and circumstances of this offense and believes the following establishes probable cause:
On or about September 11, 2013, at approximately 9:21 p.m. officers of the Medina Police Department responded to a residence located on Chippewa Road in Loretto, Hennepin County, Minnesota regarding a suspicious activity call. Upon arrival, officers spoke to a known adult female hereinafter Witness 1, who stated that her husband a known adult male, hereinafter Victim arrived home at approximately 9:15 p.m. but did not come inside the residence. Witness 1 stated that she observed a red vehicle in the neighbor’s driveway and that there was some commotion. Witness 1 believes that Victim went over to the other driveway. Witness 1 stated that she heard the trunk of the red vehicle slam shut and take off driving eastbound on Chippewa Road.
Officers spoke to a neighbor, hereinafter Witness 2, who stated that he saw a red Dodge Charger pull into his driveway for a couple of minutes and then take off driving eastbound on Chippewa Road.
Officers aired a description of the red suspect vehicle. At approximately 9:48 p.m., officers located a red Dodge Charger parked north of State Highway 55 on Pioneer Trail which is within close proximity to the Victim’s address. Officers found two black males outside of the red suspect vehicle and advised them to put up their hands. The two black males were later identified by officers as WILLIAM CHARLES GRAHAM, Co-Defendant herein and RONALD JERMAINE JACKSON, Defendant herein. Defendant and Co-Defendant did not comply with the officer’s request. Officers advised them to put up their hands again. Defendant and Co-Defendant did comply but fled on foot when a pounding sound came from the trunk of the red suspect vehicle.
Officers located Victim in the trunk of the red suspect vehicle. Officers recovered a black BB gun lying in the ditch to the rear of the red suspect vehicle.
Officers spoke to Victim who works at a Verizon store. Victim stated that he had returned home from work when he saw a red vehicle pull into his neighbor’s driveway very fast. Victim stated that Co-Defendant approached him and ordered him to get out of his car. Victim stated that Co-Defendant was wearing a white surgical mask and had a black gun in his hand. Victim stated that Co-Defendant ordered him to the red vehicle in his neighbor’s driveway. Victim stated that Co-Defendant tied his hands behind his back with a zip tie. Victim stated that Defendant who was wearing mirrored sunglasses, then got out of the red vehicle. Victim stated that Co-Defendant and Defendant then pushed him into the trunk of the red vehicle and drove away. During the ride, Victim stated that Defendant and Co-Defendant asked him about the Verizon store that he worked at including the amount of money and property inside. Defendant and Co-Defendant asked Victim about the location of the Verizon store keys. Victim thought the store keys were in Victim’s car. Victim stated that the vehicle stopped at one time and they searched Victim’s pants and took Victim’s car keys from him. Victim stated that Defendant and Co- Defendant also asked him if he loved his family. Victim stated that the vehicle stopped again and that he then heard the police outside. Once the trunk was opened, Victim saw Defendant and Co-Defendant run from police.
Officers were able to locate Defendant and Co-Defendant a short time later. Officers obtained a search warrant for the suspect vehicle and located amongst other items a pair of mirrored sunglasses, surgical mask, latex gloves, a roll of duct tape, and zip ties.