Cleveland mayor’s grandson, Frank Q. Jackson, indicted with felonies for high speed chase arrest in Parma

Updated: Feb. 11, 2021 at 7:39 PM EST
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PARMA, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s grandson, Frank Q. Jackson, was indicted in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Thursday for assault, a second-degree felony, and failure to comply, a third-degree felony, for the incident involving Parma police in January.

Jackson, 24, was pulled over by Parma police shortly after midnight on Jan. 24 for having windows that police said were tinted too darkly.

Jackson was stopped on State Road, just north of Brookpark Road.

Jackson stopped and consented to a search of the vehicle, but then drove off as one of the officers was holding onto the vehicle, according to Parma police.

“Officer was pulled alongside the vehicle and was nearly run over,” added the prosecutor.

The Parma Police Department released dash and body camera video of the incident involving Jackson:

[ Video: Cleveland mayor’s grandson flee from Parma police; officer pulled by car before chase ]

Jackson allegedly pulled the officer along the pavement before he was able to free himself.

The officer suffered minor injuries.

Jackson then allegedly led officers on a high-speed chase into Cleveland.

Officers said they lost Jackson’s vehicle after he exited westbound on I-90 at the Lorain Avenue exit.

Officers said at times, Jackson was going over 100 mph.

Jackson turned himself in to Parma police around several hours later.

“After the alleged incident we’d just like the court to know he didn’t lead the police on an extended manhunt or anything like that he turned himself back into custody to the Parma jail,” Jackson’s attorney added.

Jackson is scheduled to be arraigned on the felony charges on March 10.

Arrested after incident with Parma police on Jan. 24.
Arrested after incident with Parma police on Jan. 24.((Source: Parma police))

Jackson is also facing charges in Cleveland Municipal Court for an unrelated domestic violence incident.

That charge stems from an incident around 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 18. 2020, according to a Cleveland Police incident report.

The victim told Cleveland police Jackson struck her in the head or face two or three times after she asked Jackson to get her a diaper so she could change their child.

Jackson told authorities the two argued because the victim was upset he did not have the money for her to get her nails done and the argument did not turn physical.

That hearing was continued to March 2.

[ Frank Q. Jackson faced a Cleveland Municipal court judge on domestic violence charges ]

In January of 2020, Jackson was sentenced to 18 months probation and given a 90 day suspended jail sentence for assaulting an 18-year-old woman in June of 2019.

Jackson beat the woman with a trailer hitch, choked her, punched her several times and pulled her across a lawn by the hair on E. 49th Street.

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