According to reports from the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Department, Officer John Jackson has been accused of aggravated assault by an employee of Aaron's Rental of Matthews, N.C.
No formal charges against Jackson had been made as of Tuesday, and the case is still under investigation by the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Department.
According to the report filed by the alleged victim, Jackson made verbal threats to the Aaron's employee as he was trying to repossess items from a Pageland home. The rental company employee was repossessing a lawn mower and three air conditioning units when the homeowner informed him a law enforcement officer should be present during the repossession. Jackson arrived moments later and reportedly told the victim in a threatening manner that he needed to get what he came for and get off the property.
The victim said he asked the homeowner if the officer was there on his behalf. If the officer was, the victim said he wanted to leave and not be charged with trespassing.
According to the report, the homeowner told the Aaron's employee that Jackson was not there on his behalf and the employee should just take the property and leave.
As the victim and one of his coworkers loaded the property, Jackson reportedly approached them again. The victim asked the officer for identification other than the uniform Jackson was wearing.
According to the report, Jackson responded that all the victim needed to know was that he had a gun. The officer also allegedly said to the victim, "You aren't in North Carolina anymore, boy. You are in South Carolina, and I'll shoot you where you stand."
The victim claimed the homeowner and another unidentified male witnessed the altercation.
After loading the equipment, the Aaron employee left the scene with no further incident involving the officer. However, a couple of miles away from the home, the victim reported, his delivery truck broke down because a wiring harness had been cut underneath his front bumper.