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U.S. Marshals reached out to Mayor Frank Jackson to negotiate surrender of grandson

Posted: 1:54 PM, Sep 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 10:32:19-04
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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The arrest of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s grandson happened Thursday night after U.S. Marshals contacted the mayor to arrange the surrender of the 22-year-old who is accused of beating and choking an 18-year-old woman.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, they discussed with the mayor whether Frank Q. Jackson would turn himself in or if a task force would need to track him down.

News 5 is awaiting more details on Thursday night's arrest from the U.S. Marshals Service.

The mayor has repeatedly refused to comment on allegations involving his grandson, other than to say he did not interfere in any way when the city didn't pursue charges against the 22-year-old. The mayor told News 5 that he "does not discuss his personal or family life."

Frank Q. Jackson was indicted earlier this week on several felony charges connected to a June 10 altercation at a gas station and outside a private residence.

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A report was taken by Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority police and turned over to Cleveland city prosecutors who declined to pursue charges because the victim was unwilling to cooperate with investigators.

Cuyahoga County opened its own investigation into the attack and presented evidence to a grand jury who chose to indict the mayor’s grandson and charge him with felonious assault, abduction and failure to comply.

The grandson was taken into custody late Thursday night by the U.S. Marshals Service and transported to Cuyahoga County Jail.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at a later date.

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