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Assault suspect still on the run after high speed chase

Authorities are looking for Eric Jackson, 35, after he reportedly threatened a woman and her daughter with a gun then led Jefferson City Police on a high speed chase.

JCPD said officers were called to the 300 block of Locust Street just after 8 o’clock Saturday morning. The victim said Jackson came into her house and threatened her and her daughter with a gun. She called police and Jackson took off.

Officers spotted Jackson’s car on Highway 63 going toward Columbia. They attempted to pull him over, but he continued to drive and a chase began.

The department said the chase continued into Columbia, but because Jackson was driving at high speeds and recklessly, it was called off.

Columbia Police and the Boone County Sheriff’s Department spotted Jackson’s car shortly after parked in a neighborhood. A K9 Unit was called to try to track him down, but the search was unsuccessful.

His car was taken into evidence by the Jefferson City Police Department. Officers said they found narcotics and processed other items for evidence.

Authorities are considering Jackson to be armed and dangerous. According to police, he has a lengthy history of violence.

He is facing charges of child endangerment, domestic assault, unlawful possession of a firearm, resisting arrest and more.

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