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Man allegedly assaults 7 with yard tools

Staff writer

A man who police said, “appeared very intoxicated” allegedly assaulted seven people with yard tools in a Hillsboro trailer park recently.

Hillsboro Police officer David Funk responded to the drunk and disorderly call at 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at 302 W. Third St. trailer No. 7 where Donald Jackson, 46, of Hillsboro, allegedly got into an argument with his next-door neighbors and their guests.

“They asked him to leave their property because he was so loud and intoxicated” Funk said, “but he refused.”

Jackson allegedly tried to punch one person but missed, Funk said. Then Jackson allegedly stumbled 15 feet back over to his property, where he continued to assault the group with items from his yard.

“He went and grabbed stuff and started trying to throw things into the group,” Funk said.

According to the official police report, Jackson threw a metal chair, a rake, and a shovel, but failed to strike anyone with each volley.

Jackson also allegedly threatened two victims with a sledgehammer.

“They said he threatened to kill them with the sledgehammer,” Funk said. “I don’t think they took the death threat seriously, he appeared very intoxicated, but they all wanted to press charges.”

Jackson was charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, and criminal trespass.

Last modified Nov. 17, 2015