Court docs: Yorktown man charged after refusing to leave motel room, attacking police

Staff writer

A Yorktown man stands accused of attacking a sheriff’s office deputy and trespassing.

Daniel Cary Jackson, 64, was charged with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer and trespassing, according to filings in York-Poquoson General District Court.

On Monday, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Travelodge in the 100-block of Bypass Road after a customer at the motel refused to leave his room after his reservation ran out, the court documents said.

The customer, identified as Jackson, refused to come to the door so managers opened the door for the deputies, according to the filings.

The deputy told Jackson he needed to leave and he refused, the court documents said. Then the deputy went “hands on” and told Jackson he needed to leave or be charged with trespassing.

Jackson grabbed the deputy’s arm three times and pulled away, according to the filings. The deputy then tased Jackson and arrested him.

Jackson was taken to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail and booked at 7:22 p.m., according to jail records. Jackson remained at the jail Thursday without bond.

If convicted, Jackson faces as much as two years behind bars and $5,000 in fines, according to Virginia Code.

Jackson has previously been convicted of assault and battery, driving under the influence and other traffic infractions, according to online court records.

Jackson’s next court appearance in York-Poquoson General District Court is at 1 p.m. on April 1, according to online court records.

Roberts can be reached at 757-604-1329, by email at srobertsjr@vagazette.com and on Twitter @SPRobertsJr.

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