Cleveland mayor’s grandson, Frank Q. Jackson, appears in court for domestic violence charge

Cleveland mayor’s grandson, Frank Q. Jackson, appears in court for domestic violence charge

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The 24-year-old grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson appeared before a judge in Cleveland Municipal Court Tuesday morning.

Frank Q. Jackson had a pre-trial on a domestic violence charge for an incident in Cleveland involving his girlfriend on Dec. 18, 2020.

The victim told Cleveland police Jackson struck her in the head and face several 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, but the argument did not turn physical.

Jackson will be back in Cleveland Municipal Court on April 6 for a final pre-trial.

Jackson is also facing felony charges in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for a pursuit with Parma police on Jan. 24.

Jackson was pulled over for having windows that were tinted too dark 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.

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.

Jackson turned himself in to Parma police several hours later

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

The Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted him on the charges of felonious assault and failure to comply for that incident.

Jackson is scheduled to be arraigned in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on March 10.

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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