Last updated: August 22. 2014 11:18PM - 2355 Views
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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team raided a room at the Budgetel Inn around 8:30 Friday morning to arrest a man wanted in Charlotte.

Deputies say they assisted the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team in the arrest of 26-year-old Osco Lotharie Jackson.

Jackson was wanted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, according to Richmond County deputies.

According to a CMPD report, Jackson shot Janero Starks in the leg and abdomen during the early morning hours last Saturday. Police say Starks suffered life-threatening injuries and was treated at Carolinas Medical Center.

Deputies say Jackson was taken into custody without incident and taken back to Mecklenburg County.

Court records show Jackson is also facing two charges of assault on a female and a charge of communicating threats in Mecklenburg County. At the time he was arrested, he was supposed to be in court for one of the assault charges.

Media outlets reported Jackson was arrested in 2013 on charges of shooting into the air outside a Charlotte Bojangles’ restaurant after threatening employees inside.

According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, Jackson has previously been convicted on several charges of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and carrying a concealed weapon.

Records show Jackson has spent nearly three and a half years in prison.

The Violent Criminal Apprehension Team “conducts fugitive recovery investigations and operations targeting the most violent offenders operating or located within the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County,” according to the department’s website. “VCAT’s primary mission is to facilitate the apprehension of individuals wanted for murder, rape and armed robbery but may include additional violent felonies.”

The website shows the police unit has arrested more than 3,000 suspects.

Reach reporter William R. Toler at 910-817-2675.

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