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Jewlius Jackson

Jewlius Jackson

CROWN POINT – A Hammond man grabbed his 4-year-old daughter by the ponytail and put a knife to her throat during one of several recent episodes of domestic violence, court records allege.

Jewlius Jackson, 27, also is accused of forcing the mother of his children to undress and tying her up with a rope while interrogating her Jan. 12 at her Hammond home about alleged infidelity.

The woman told police she repeatedly told Jackson she wasn’t cheating on him, but he refused to believe her and untied her only after she admitted to the acts of which he was accusing her, Lake Criminal Court records say.

As police investigated the alleged domestic battery, the woman told investigators about several other times when Jackson threatened her and their children, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The woman told police sometime between October and December, Jackson had started accusing her of cheating and, after she denied it, forced her and the children upstairs, records state.

Jackson, while armed with a knife, grabbed the 6-year-old by the leg, but the boy was able to get away, the affidavit alleges.

At one point, he grabbed the 4-year-old by the ponytail and put a knife to her throat, telling the mother, “You want to keep playing?” records say.

The woman told police Jackson threatened to kill them if she looked out a window or screamed. She said she “admitted to his fantasies,” and he let them go, records say.

The woman alleged Jackson put a knife to her side in January and forced her to tell a relative Jackson was not the father of their son, records say.

On Jan. 12, the woman took the children to a relative’s house. When she returned home, Jackson became angry and tied her up naked while interrogating her, records say.

The woman told police he tied her hands first, then her legs. When she was able to get her hands loose, he tied her up tighter, records say. She said she told him “what he wanted to hear,” and he untied her, records say.

Jackson was charged Thursday with nine felony counts, including criminal confinement, battery and intimidation.

A warrant has been issued for Jackson's arrest, records show.*

* Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that online court records show Jackson remains wanted on an arrest warrant.

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Public Safety Reporter

Sarah covers crime, federal courts and breaking news for The Times. She joined the paper in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University Calumet.