Fugitive in Oregon Shooting Who Had Been Hiding in the Shelter Cove Area Arrested
Klamath County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who had been “hiding out” in a house on Redwood Road in Shelter Cove this last month, according to a resident of that area, Todd Nuse. Charles (Charlie) Jackson was arrested for charges stemming from a June 21 shooting in Oregon. The arrest occurred this last Tuesday near Fort Klamath, Oregon.
According to Nuse, “Charlie” had been staying in the Shelter Cove area “through the last month.”
Jackson (age 35) allegedly had been involved in a domestic dispute with his 17-year-old girlfriend last June when the shooting occurred near Agency Lake. According to People Crime, Jackson allegedly assaulted the teenager by
…punching her in the head and face and strangling her three times.
Police allege Jackson barred…the teen, who he’d considered his girlfriend since she was 15, from leaving the bedroom they shared…
According to court records, Jackson previously threatened to “skin her alive in the woods” if she reported the alleged abuse.
On June 21, allegedly following an hour of confinement, the teen managed to escape through a window, fleeing to a neighbor’s home for safety.
As the girl was dialing 911, the neighbor, who is 84, went to confront Jackson outside his home. Police allege that [Jackson] threatened to shoot his girlfriend before pulling a gun from his truck and firing several bullets at the neighbor and the teen. One struck the man in the leg…
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According to the Oregon State Police:
[Tuesday] at 7:05pm, Charles Jackson was taken into custody and charged with crimes stemming from the June 2017 assaults. Charles Jackson was located, once again, with the same 17-year-old female victim. They were found hiding in a dark and wet campsite near the Cherry Creek Trailhead off Westside Road – between Rocky Point and Fort Klamath, OR.
Jackson was in possession of a rifle and a stolen car when arrested by a tactical team comprised of members from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office (Special Response Team), and the United States Marshall Service-Fugitive Task Force. In addition, key in the successful operation were spotters and an aircraft provided by Emergency Airlift.
The United States Marshall’s Service and the Basin Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (BINET) were instrumental in helping track and locate the suspect over the past several months.
Note: We quoted an article by People Crime that incorrectly identified Charlie Jackson as being a registered sex offender in Nevada. We apologize for the error.