Police arrest fugitive on sheriff's 'most wanted firearms' list
By Staff Report
Published: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, 11:58 a.m.
Members of the Allegheny County Fugitive Squad and Wilkinsburg police arrested a man listed on the county sheriff's Most Wanted Firearms Fugitives list, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
Troy Jackson, 45, has been sought by law enforcement since skipping a court hearing Jan. 11. The news release from the sheriff's office lists Jackson as a Penn Hills resident, although older court cases alternately list Jackson as a resident of Pittsburgh, West Mifflin and Monroeville.
Jackson initially was arrested in July 2011 when Monroeville police responded to a report of a man outside of a Monroeville Boulevard bar with a shotgun. The man is alleged to have pointed the shotgun at a witness saying, “Nothing to see,” and then entered a red car with a female inside.
Monroeville police placed Jackson in custody a short time later, recovering a shotgun during the arrest.
After a lengthy investigation, members of the sheriff's fugitive squad and Wilkinsburg police located Jackson at a residence on the 500 block of Franklin Avenue in Wilkinsburg, where he was arrested Dec. 17 after being found in a third-floor bathroom.
He was taken to the Allegheny County Jail and will be held without bond on charges of possession of a firearm by person prohibited, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another.
The sheriff's Most Wanted Firearms Fugitives list is available by visiting www.sheriffalleghenycounty.com/vufa_most_wanted.html.
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