Cops: Man who broke into Washington Township home to assault woman also threatened police

November 23, 2018

A 37-year-old Pittsburgh man was arrested early Wednesday after breaking into a Washington Township home to assault and threaten a woman who lived there, according to township police.

Ricardo O. Jackson was arraigned before District Judge Jason Buczak on charges filed by police of burglary, criminal trespass, resisting arrest, harassment and two counts of making terroristic threats.

Buczak ordered Jackson held in the Westmoreland County Prison after he failed to post $200,000 bail pending a Nov. 19 preliminary hearing.

Officer Kenneth Sebastian Jr. said that a caller directed police to the home along the 400 block of Hoover Drive at 3:39 a.m. for a report of an intruder being inside and a domestic disturbance, according to court dockets.

Sebastian reported in an affidavit of probable cause that when he arrived he heard a loud argument coming from inside the residence. When he was let inside by an occupant, Sebastian said he saw Jackson exiting a second-floor bedroom.

“The male was ordered to show me his hands and he refused to show me his right hand,” Sebastian said.

Sebastian reported in court documents that Jackson had to be Tased to be taken into custody.

Court documents said the victim and Jackson had a prior relationship. Sebastian said the victim reported that Jackson entered the home by opening a sliding glass door on a second floor balcony.

The victim told police she awoke with Jackson standing over her in her bedroom, threatening “to kill” her and he repeatedly struck her face.

″(Jackson) told her he had no problem with doing 10 more years in jail,” Sebastian said in the affidavit.

According to on-line dockets, Jackson has an extensive criminal history in Allegheny County dating back to the early 2000 for assaults, illegal possession of firearms, theft and drug-related complaints.

As Jackson was being placed in the patrol car, Sebastian alleges that Jackson also threatened to kill him.

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