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Police: Suspect assaulted officers at Wake courthouse

Posted January 15, 2010
Updated January 16, 2010

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— The Wake County Courthouse was put on lockdown Friday afternoon after a man attacked Raleigh police officers during his trial for an Aug. 20, 2009, armed robbery, police said.

Tawaunn Grady Jackson, 24, assaulted the officers in a third-floor courtroom but was quickly brought under control, Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said. No one was injured, and Jackson remains in custody.

The incident remains under investigation and charges are pending, Sughrue said.

Jackson has previous convictions for attempted armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession with intent to sell, according to state Department of Correction records.

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  • onespinningwheel Jan 22, 2010

    Good riddance to bad rubbish. One more dirtbag going to prison for a good long time. A big "Thank you" to Raleigh PD. SO this guy has got priors for attempted murder, armed robbery, and drugs sales. I just wonder why we needed more proof that he is a danger to the community (and not going to change) before putting him away for 30 years. Also, a big "Thank you" to the legislators who put the "habitual felon" law into effect.