A Macon fugitive is behind bars after calling the local crimestoppers on himself in an attempt to collect a $500 reward check. 65 year old Ronald Jackson is currently being held in the Houston County Detention Center with no bond. According to local authorities, Jackson has been wanted after being connected with a string of home invasions across Bibb County.
“I wasn’t even thinking they was gone lock me up. I thought maybe I turn myself in, they set me lose and cut me a check. Everybody could’ve won had it gone like I planned. I only did it because I am broke and I have to buy my mom a Christmas gift” says Jackson.
According to the Crimestoppers division, they have never seen anything like this before. “I couldn’t believe this. I thought someone was playing a prank when were informed that a fugitive had given himself up for the reward money” says the Crimestoppers division officer, Deputy James Williams.