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East St. Louis man charged with pointing gun at child’s head

An East St. Louis man pointed a gun at an 11-year-old's head and a threw a knife at a woman, according to police.

Once in a holding cell at Cahokia Police Department, police say Nakia D. Jackson ripped a camera off the wall, threw it in a toilet and urinated on it.

Jackson was charged June 15 with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of resisting a peace officer and one count of criminal damage to government property. All are class A misdemeanors except the criminal damage charge, which is a class 3 felony.

Police say Jackson pointed a gun at a 11-year-old May 13 and threatened to shoot her in the head. Just a day before, police say, Jackson threw a 7 3/4-inch knife at a woman. Both allegations resulted in charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

When police were called, police say Jackson attempted to get off the ground against police orders to stay down, and ran away from an officer to avoid arrest.