Man jailed for $4K in damages to Tom Thumb store

Posted on February 3, 2020 by Staff reports

Marc Edward Jackson, 39, was booked January 28 into Santa Rosa County Jail after busting a window and damaging fuel pumps at the Tom Thumb store located at 2695 Highway 87 South and East Bay Boulevard.

According to the arrest report, upon arrival a customer pointed out to police a white male walking to the south of the gas station. She told police the suspect had thrown a rock through the store window.

The store manager advised the total approximate damage the suspect caused to three fuel pumps and the window totaled around $4,000.

The officer noted observed the suspect, later identified as Jackson, was a white male, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans shorts.

While handcuffing Jackson, the officer observed a laceration to his right pinky. EMS arrived and treated the injury. After EMS bandaged the suspect’s hand he was placed inside the patrol vehicle and transported to Santa Rosa County Jail.

Jackson was charged with a third-degree felony count of criminal mischief – property damage in excess of $1,000 and resisting an officer without violence. The charges have bonds totaling $7,500 and $1,000, respectively. However, he’s also facing a hold from law enforcement in Salem, Illinois.