Oklahoma City brothers arrested after knife fight

Police arrested Oklahoma City brothers Robert Jackson, 51, and John Jackson, 54, on assault complaints after a knife fight at their home.
BY HANNAH COVINGTON hcovington@opubco.com Modified: May 30, 2013 at 5:57 pm •  Published: May 30, 2013
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Two Oklahoma City brothers were arrested on assault complaints after a knife fight at their home, police said Thursday.

Robert Jackson, 51, and John Jackson, 54, were arrested on complaints of domestic assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault and battery.

Officers were called Saturday to the home in the 1500 block of N Independence Avenue and found Robert Jackson lying in the crawl space of the basement and yelling for help, according to a police report. Officers were told John Jackson had driven himself to the hospital.

Police noticed a trail of blood on the basement stairs leading to Robert Jackson. When the officer attempted to coax him out of the crawl space to be treated by paramedics, Jackson responded with obscenities, according to the report.

“If you want me to go outside, you need to get me a beer and a cigarette first,” he told police, according to the report.

Jackson told police the argument started over a missing Social Security check and escalated to a knife fight. Police said they found a knife in the bathroom. Jackson was taken to Integris Baptist Medical Center, according to the report.

John Jackson told police he drove to the hospital after getting the knife away from his brother.

Police said both men had noticeable cuts consistent with a knife fight.

John Jackson was booked into the Oklahoma County jail Saturday and bail was set at $9,000, officials said. He had outstanding warrants from Garfield County.

Robert Jackson was taken to the Oklahoma County jail Tuesday and his bail was set at $2,093.

Both men remained in jail Thursday.


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