Majore Jackson, 34, was arrested in April 2018 after attempting to use a stolen truck to crush a police vehicle. (News Bulletin file)

Man who crushed Nanaimo RCMP cars with stolen truck gets more jail time

Majore Jackson, 34, sentenced to two more years in jail in provincial court in Nanaimo

A man who used a stolen pickup truck to crush police cars and who attacked a grocery store employee with a knife will see two more years in jail.

In provincial court in Nanaimo on Tuesday, Basil McCormick, Crown counsel, and Stephen Taylor, defence counsel, entered a joint submission to Judge Brian Harvey for Majore Jackson, 34. Jackson pleaded guilty to three counts of assault with a weapon, one count of possession of stolen property over $5,000 and one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. In relation to the truck assault matter, Harvey sentenced Jackson to 1,494 days concurrently for possessing stolen property, dangerous vehicle operation and two counts of assault, with 765 days credit, for 729 days in jail.

For the knife attack, Harvey gave Jackson a concurrent 365-day jail sentence.

Jackson was arrested, along with Andrew John Bellwood, on the morning of April 25, 2018 near Yellow Point Road in Cedar after a report of a stolen Dodge pickup truck two days earlier. Police had tracked the vehicle to Roberts Road.

McCormick told the court police blocked off Roberts Road and observed the truck turn around and come toward them. The truck evaded a police vehicle and rammed another vehicle, said McCormick. It drove over the hood and windshield of the passenger’s side, off the vehicle.

The truck continued toward an unmarked police vehicle, mounted the hood and turned onto the windshield.

RELATED: Charges laid after collision between pickup and police cars

RELATED: Arrests made after truck collides with police cars

Jackson and Bellwood fled the scene, but were later apprehended with the assistance of a police dog.

A police officer suffered injuries including “soft tissue pain,” post-concussive symptoms, limited neck mobility, left shoulder and back pain. The incident continues to impact the officer psychologically, said McCormick.

On April 19, 2018, Jackson had been observed in a Quality Foods store, concealing a $7 container of ice cream and leaving the store. He was confronted by a theft-prevention officer and produced a “large knife” and subsequently “lunged” at the employee with it, according to McCormick.

Jackson is of First Nations ancestry and was said to be addicted to drugs in April 2018, but has cleaned up while incarcerated. He is eligible for Guthrie House therapeutic community for drug addiction at Nanaimo Correctional Centre.

McCormick didn’t wish to issue further comment after sentencing, but Taylor said the sentence was appropriate.

“I think it was a great example of Crown and defence working together for the public’s benefit as well as the benefit of an accused,” said Taylor. “I’m really impressed with the effort that the Crown put in to come up with the right balance of deterrence and rehabilitation factors.”

Jackson will also be subject to conditions upon his release, including a five-year driving prohibition.


More from the News Bulletin on Facebook and Twitter

Just Posted

Public hearing set for affordable housing development in Parksville

Council passes two bylaws, eyes 130 Shelly Rd. as affordable housing units for families

No injuries reported in five-vehicle pileup in Nanoose Bay

Traffic slowed briefly on Monday afternoon

Christmas program creating tradition for PQB single mother and daughter

‘It just makes all the difference for your child to smile and laugh on Christmas morning’

PQB crime report: Thieves pilfer cash, root beer and hand sanitizer

Oceanside RCMP receive 249 complaints in one-week period

Solutions in sight for Parksville Qualicum Beach doctor shortage

With feasibility study funded, group shares vision of ‘campus of healthcare’

B.C. woman charged in connection to stolen vehicle smash-up in Kamloops

Kersten Ina Peters was arrested in the Fraser Valley on Friday, Dec. 6

Tavares scores twice as Maple Leafs earn 4-1 win over Canucks

Vancouver sees two-game win streak snapped

UPDATED: No survivors in Gabriola Island plane crash: RCMP

The Island is located about five kilometres east of Vancouver Island

VIDEO: Harbour Air makes history with first electric aircraft test flight

Successful flight marks first of its kind in the world

The Grinch who Stole a Hedge: Security camera captures Chilliwack tree theft

RCMP arrives as person calmly walks away with tree in downtown area

The Russell Troupe finds a comfort zone in small Island community

Family gathering with two parents and five kids a common scene around Chemainus

Dogs and cat rescued in house fire in Nanaimo

Section of Old Victoria Road was closed to traffic Tuesday afternoon

Salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to rodents and snakes

92 cases of salmonella across six provinces, including B.C.

Meng Wanzhou wins right to more documents involving arrest at Vancouver airport

Defence lawyers allege the Huawei executive was unlawfully detained, searched and interrogated

Most Read