Robert Jackson, Jr's. Chevy Monte Carlo with torn off license plate, grass stains, and marks where he crashed through fences on Scenic Loop.
Drinking, Driving, Toy Guns, and Poor Judgment, SCENIC LOOP, June 17, 2012 - Shortly after 9 pm on June 16, 2012, a call was placed to the Polk County Sheriff's Office to report rowdy trespassers on the Scenic Loop (FM-3277). Two of the trespassers, Robert Jackson, Jr., 31, of Livingston and Jimmy Phillips, 24 also of Livingston, decided to go for a swim in Lake Livingston. As they were swimming a property owner informed them that the Sheriff's Office had been called and that Deputies were waiting for them at the entrance to the property. Jackson and Phillips came out of the water, and got in their car (Jackson was driving). Rather than drive back to the entrance of the property (where Corporal Terri Mayer and Deputy Terry Valka were waiting), they chose to just run over the fence in an effort to evade. Additionally, there were three more passengers in the vehicle (an older model white Chevy Monte Carlo). After crashing the fence, the hunt was on. The craziness continued as Jackson drove through several lawns and crashed through more fences trying to avoid the law. Corporal Mayer and Deputy Valka did catch up with the vehicle and stopped it on West Sherwood Drive at Summit. When Mayer and Valka observed that there were a total of five people in the vehicle and alcohol, and guns, Mayer called for backup and was quickly joined by Constable Richard Lively and Troopers Kevin Burman and David Flowers. Trooper Burman gave driver Robert Jackson, Jr. a field sobriety test and placed Jackson under arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated (Jackson's second). The four remaining passengers, Jimmy Phillips, 24, of Livingston, Paul Dolton, 19 of Livingston, Christopher Craig, 18 of Livingston, and Christa Carter, 18 of Livingston were all cited for open container of alcohol in a vehicle. During a vehicle search, a case of beer was found, a stick with a duct tape handle, a ceramic jar with what smelled like whiskey and coke, at least 4 guns (1 airsoft gun and 3 pellet guns), and a bra. After being lectured, the 4 passengers were instructed to pour all the beer out from their case of beer (and then put the cans back inside their car so as to not litter). Then they all had to walk home with the exception of Christa Carter (a phone call was placed and she got a ride). Robert Jackson's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The whole sordid affair was cleared by 11 pm.