Police have charged one teen in an early Saturday morning home invasion and are searching for a second teen, according to a Monday afternoon news release from the Jackson Police Department.
The release said police charged Jalyn Tyson, 18, and are seeking Isaac Williamson, 19, both of Jackson, in connection with the home invasion.
Tyson was charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated assault. He was arraigned Monday morning in Jackson City Court and was released from the Madison County Jail on a $30,000 bond. Tyson’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on May 9.
The release said investigators signed a warrant Monday for Williamson’s arrest on charges of aggravated burglary and aggravated assault. He is wanted by police and is described as being a black male, 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds. His last known address is 227 Ash Street in Jackson.
At 3:08 a.m. Saturday, police were called about a shooting at an apartment at Parkway East Apartments, located at 33 Carver Avenue, the release said. A 52-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and a 19-year-old male was shot in the leg. Both men were transported to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital by ambulance.
The release said an investigation determined that a 29-year-old man was approached by three black men outside an apartment. Investigators identified Tyson and Williamson as two of the three men. Based on a conversation with the men outside, the 29-year-old man believed that he was going to be harmed.
The victim then entered the apartment to get away from the men, the release said. Shortly afterward, one of the men from outside kicked in the door and was armed with a gun. The victim and the intruder struggled over the gun. The victim wrestled the gun away from the intruder and then locked himself inside a bedroom. He heard someone trying to come into the bedroom and shot through the door, striking Williamson in the leg. The intruders then left.
Moments later, he heard someone else outside the door, the release said. He believed that it was the intruders so he shot again through the door. The 52-year-old man, who lived in the apartment, was the one outside the bedroom door and he was struck in the shoulder.
Police arrived and arrested Tyson at the scene. He was booked into the Madison County Jail pending further investigation.
Williamson was located inside another apartment with a gunshot wound to the leg. He was not immediately arrested because the 29-year-old man had left the apartment prior to the officer’s arrival. Williamson claimed that he was shot outside by an unknown man. There was no evidence to contradict his story. He was treated and released from the hospital.
The release said after investigators talked to the 29-year-old man later that morning, Tyson was identified as being involved in home invasion.
Anyone with information on the identity of the third man or the whereabouts of Williamson is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477 (TIPS). Submit a cyber tip at jmcrimestoppers.org and click on “web tips”.