A Loris man is charged with kidnapping and assault and battery after a home invasion where he reportedly held a gun at a 9-month-old’s head.
Jaqonze Demon Jackson, 19, of Loris is charged with kidnapping, burglary and assault and battery in the first degree, according to jail records. He remains at J. Reuben Long Detention Center awaiting bond.
Horry County police were called to Highway 746 in Loris around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a home invasion, according to a police report. The 20-year-old victim told police she was home alone with her two infant children when she saw two black males approaching her house. She recognized the suspects as people she went to Loris High School with, but she only knew the first suspect’s name, police said.
The first suspect asked if the complainant, a 19-year-old male, was home. The suspect said he wanted to “buy something” from the complainant, which the victim believed to be drugs, according to the police report. The victim told both suspects the complainant was not at home, so the second suspect kicked down the door to gain entry, police said.
The victim told police the second suspect was carrying an AK47. The first suspect punched the victim on her cheek and threw her phone behind the TV, according to the report. The second suspect “put the rifle at the 9-month-old’s head and said that she needed to start talking or he was going to start shooting,” the report said.
The victim told the suspects there were no drugs or money in the house and the suspects started searching, leaving an opportunity for the victim to run out the front door. After seeing a gold Honda near the edge of the property, the victim walked back inside the house past the two suspects who “did not acknowledge her,” according to the report.
The suspects were carrying a large duffel bag out of the house that the victim said contained parts to a bed frame, police said.
Police spoke with the complainant who said he had seen the second suspect driving a gold Honda earlier Tuesday and gave police more details about the car. The complainant also said he was recently arrested on drug charges but did not have any drugs at the residence and “is attempting to stay out of trouble,” the report said.
The complainant also said “the issue needed to be dealt with by law enforcement quickly or he was going to take care of it himself,” the report said.
Jackson was arrested in October for trafficking meth or cocaine base and second degree burglary.
Claire Byun: 843-626-0381, @Claire_TSN