Federal Fugitive Spotted in Lincoln | Threatens Man with Gun

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Lancaster County Deputies say they've received a report of a wanted fugitive threatening a man with a gun near Lincoln.

Deputies say Jason Robert Jackson was spotted near 140th and O Street at Stevens Creek Storage. Deputies responded to the area after a report of a shot fired.

They say 33-year-old Jeremy Simons was approached by Jackson just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Simons told deputies that Jackson threatened him with a gun and fired one shot. Deputies say Jackson and Simons knew each other, but had not planned on meeting.

On Monday, US Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force (MFTF) announced that they are offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of Jackson. He's wanted on a federal warrant for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Jackson has an extensive criminal history and should be considered armed and dangerous. He has brown hair and brown eyes, stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 156 pounds.

If you see Jackson, do not approach him. Call 911 or the US Marshals at 402-742-7021.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for fugitive investigations. The Service arrests 302 fugitives every day on average. U.S. Marshals task forces combine the efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to locate and arrest the most dangerous fugitives. Task force officers are state and local police officers who receive special deputations with the U.S. Marshals. While on a task force, these officers can exercise U.S. Marshal authorities, such as crossing jurisdictional lines.

U.S. Marshals work with the international law enforcement community to apprehend fugitives abroad as well as to seek foreign fugitives living or residing in the United States.

The Marshals provide assistance, expertise and training on fugitive matters to federal, state, local and international agencies.

The Metro Fugitive Task Force-Lincoln Division is made up of officers from the US Marshals, Lancaster County Sheriff, Lincoln Police Department, Saline County Sheriff, Saunders County Sheriff and Gage County Sheriff.

The U.S. Marshals “15 Most Wanted” fugitive program draws attention to some of the country’s most dangerous and high-profile fugitives. These fugitives tend to be career criminals with histories of violence, and they pose a significant threat to public safety.