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Grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson appears in court, issued $50,000 bond after charge of failure to comply with police

Frank Q. Jackson turned himself into police after leading them on a chase, dragging an officer. He has been transferred to Cuyahoga County Jail.

PARMA, Ohio — On Monday, 24-year-old Frank Q. Jackson, the grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, appeared in Parma Municipal Court after leading police on a chase Sunday evening. 

He was issued a $50,000 bond and transferred to the Cuyahoga County Jail on Monday evening. Jackson faces a charge of failure to comply with the order/signal of a police officer, which is a felony.

Jackson turned himself in to the police Sunday following a chase with Parma authorities in which an officer was dragged. He was arrested and taken to the Parma Jail. 

According to Parma police, just after midnight on January 24, Jackson, was stopped by police over the tint of his vehicles' windows on State Road just north of Brookpark Road. The 24-year-old was asked to step out of his vehicle following consent to a vehicle search. Just as a backup officer arrived on scene, Frank allegedly fled in his vehicle, pulling along one officer with him. 

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The officer was able to free himself and was not seriously injured by the incident. Officers then pursued Frank as the suspect attempted to escape, hitting more than 100 miles per hour on the highway. Officers lost the vehicle after he exited westbound on I-90 at the Lorain Avenue exit. 

Parma police say the suspect later turned himself in around 2:55 a.m.

Just days ago, an arrest warrant was issued for Jackson in relation to the December assault of a woman. According to the warrant, Jackson "did knowingly cause or attempt to cause physical harm" to the victim, identified as the mother of his child. 

During the incident, Jackson allegedly struck the victim several times in the head, causing her to hit a couch and fall on the floor. The victim suffered a lump to the forehead and dizziness due to being struck, the warrant reports.

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