This is almost an average burglary story.
Mr. Dontavius Jackson is charged in the robbery and assault of a woman he left tied to a headboard. Photo: Photo courtesy of Fulton County Sheriff's Department
Police say a woman used her toes to type a message on her computer during a home invasion, Tuesday, August 3. Image www.myfoxatlanta.com
Man charged in home invasion involving toe-typist
August 5th, 2010Â |Â www.examiner.com
Police believe they have captured the man who assaulted, robbed and bound a woman who had to use her toes to type a message on her laptop to get help.
At 2 a.m. today, officers charged Mr. Dontavius Jackson, 27, with a litany of crimes for the Tuesday morning home invasion at 701 Glenwood Ave., police spokesman Mr. Curtis Davenport said.
In that incident, a man robbed and bound his victim to a headboard after entering her home and holding her hostage at gunpoint, officials said.
Investigators arrested Mr. Jackson late Wednesday evening during a routine traffic stop. He was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over by the Atlanta Police Auto Theft Unit, Mr. Davenport said.
Mr. Jackson had an outstanding probation violation warrant and was taken to the Fulton County Jail.
Investigators,following leads that had already been developed, decided to look into the case further and subsequently arranged a photo lineup, Mr. Davenport said.
The victim, Ms. Amy Windom, who identified the suspect as her attacker, the spokesman said.
Ms. Windom had told police a gunman entered her Glenwood Avenue home early Tuesday morning and woke her. The man held her hostage for about an hour, at one point using his gun to hit her on the forehead when she struggled
The man rifled through her belongings, taking what he wanted then left her tied to a headboard and drove off in her car.
Hours later, Ms. Windom said she opened her laptop with her toes and typed a message to her boyfriend, asking him to call 911.
Mr. Jackson has been charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, Mr. Davenport said.
Mr. Jackson was on probation for theft and receiving stolen auto as well as obstruction of a law enforcement officer, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.