Pensacola, FL (February 13, 2019) – Police reported that a former corrections officer, identified as 31-year-old John Rogers Jackson, battered his 22-week pregnant girlfriend. The incident allegedly took place at a Pensacola Circle K on East Cervantes Street.
The incident took place on Saturday when the two became involved in an argument that turned violent. Jackson pushed his girlfriend to the ground in the parking lot, grabbed her cellphone when she tried to call 911, and then pushed her down another time. The girlfriend was able to get to her feet and tell a clerk in the Circle K to call the police.
Jackson reportedly came up behind his girlfriend, put his arm around her neck, pushed her to the ground, and took her phone from her once more. Jackson then left her behind at the Circle K and headed eastbound with her phone.
When the woman spoke with police, she stated that the argument started when she asked Jackson to return her vehicle, which he had been borrowing, so she could use it to go to work.
Jackson has since been transported to the Escambia County Jail and is charged with aggravated battery and obstruction of justice.
Pensacola Aggravated Battery Laws
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