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Mikedrell Jamal Jackson Jr.

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MARTHA ROSE BROWN, T&D

An Orangeburg man is accused of robbing two people at gunpoint last month.

Mikedrell Jamal Jackson Jr., 29, of Whittaker Parkway and Freeland Street, is facing two counts of armed robbery.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office believes another person was also involved in the Jan. 13 robbery at a Roosevelt Gardens apartments, located at 1004 Judicial Circle.

On Friday afternoon, Orangeburg County Magistrate Willie Robinson set Jackson’s bond at $120,000 – or $60,000 on each charge.

Jackson and the co-defendant allegedly stole $100 and a cellphone from one of the victims and $60 from the other victim.

According to an incident report, one of the victims said he was at a friend’s apartment drinking alcohol with his girlfriend and her son.

After some time went by, a man visited the apartment and the victim’s girlfriend let him inside.

The man began “showing off” a .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine. He then left.

The victim heard another knock on the door and answered it.

The same man returned, this time with another man, the victim said.

The victim said the second man spun around in a circular motion and removed a concealed pistol.

The second man allegedly pointed the pistol at the victim and his girlfriend’s son and said, “Put everything on the floor or I’m gonna have to bust y’all in the head.”

They complied with the orders.

The victim said the suspects didn’t make any demands of his girlfriend.

The victim said he went home and contemplated calling law enforcement. He eventually called the next day after he “slept” on his decision.

If Jackson is convicted of armed robbery, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

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The day before Jackson’s bond hearing on Friday, he pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic violence.

That incident took place on Jan. 14, 2017.

Circuit Judge James Barber sentenced him to 290 days in prison. After he serves 90 days, the sentence will be suspended to 18 months of probation.

Barber gave him credit for having already served 29 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

He ordered Jackson to complete a batterer’s treatment program and not to have any contact with the victim.

Contact the writer: mbrown@timesanddemocrat.com or 803-533-5545. Follow on Twitter: @MRBrownTandD

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Crime Reporter

Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 15 years.

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