A Facebook post making the rounds claims a woman's husband was robbed at gunpoint and beaten "near Baptist" hospital and accuses JPD of incompetence as well. However, the police reports tell a different story.
Well, in this case there IS a Rest of the Story. JJ obtained a copy of the police incident report and well, the story told to JPD doesn't jibe with the Facebook messages.
Mr. Johnston told JPD he left Gray-Daniels Chevrolet and went to a gas station close on the intersection of Cedars of Lebanon and North State Street* A stranger allegedly got out of his car and told him he noticed Mr. Johnston had a bow in his truck. He said a friend needed money and would sell him his bow for "$50". So Mr. Johnston followed him to an apartment complex on Brown Street by Tougaloo Park (It must be North Hill apartments.). He followed the car to the back of the complex and parked. Two black males ran to his car while pointing guns at him. They told him to get out, took his handgun, Iphone, wallet (with $400 cash), and a CB radio. They hit him in the back of the head and told him to leave in his truck and warned him not to call the police. The apartments are known for a heavy traffic in non-FDA-approved pharmaceutical sales. The police incident report is posted below.
Kingfish note: The story told and spread on social media is much different than the one told to police. The police probably did not believe his story, hence the "crazy questions". Tougaloo Park is not exactly "near Baptist". The "victim" lives in Simpson County but the wife is from Madison County. There was much information in the Facebook posts that was simply not true although the author was probably posting the information she was given. The post was shared and generated no fewer than 70 comments. However, its easier to say Jackson is a town of savages and JPD is totally incompetent as seen in the comments. Never mind the truth. Here are some of the comments:
Hate to hear that, Jackson is so dangerous and with holidays creeping up on us, I am so glad Kevin is ok!
Oh my goodness!!! That is SO scary!! So glad he is ok. It's a shame Jackson is that bad in broad daylight.
Oh my gracious! Jackson has become such a terrible place! Praying for Kevin and all of you.
I always try to make sure my tank is full of gas before I go to Jackson. I don't use gas stations there or ATMs. Too dangerous. But a man should feel safe to do so. I'm so sorry this happened. Wonder if anyone was watching and if they reported it to the police?
JPD is one of the reasons the city has gotten out of hand. So much apathy...
I'm so sorry. That's why there is so much crime in Jackson!
Omg xxxxx that's horrible!! I'm so sorry that happened to y'all . That area has gotten so bad most clinics have moved out, he is so lucky ! Praise The Lord
They didn't take fingerprints?
I am so sorry about this but so thankful that he is ok. It is definitely not a good idea to stop at any gas stations in Jackson if at all possible. And with the lax attitude of JPD is exactly the reason there is so much crime because the criminals know they will get away with it. Praise God that it wasn't any worse!!
*Actually it was Culley or Bounds Streets, ,Close to Cedars and near the old Napa store. Cedars of Lebanon was mention because more people are familiar with Cedars of Lebanon.
Note: Names differ between FB and police report. Middle name is Kevin.
Another note: Hell, I just can't resist.