Former ECU Football Player Nabbed In Cemetery Hit & Run

Police say a former ECU football player is behind bars, accused of damaging cemetery gravestones in a hit and run accident.

Brandon Jackson was arrested around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday by the Greenville Police Department's Warrant Squad.

Jackson is accused of driving a friend's 2006 silver Lexus into the cemetery at East Fourth St. and Cemetery Road on May 2nd. The vehicle had crashed through a chainlink fence and damaged 15 to 20 headstones.

He's been charged with failure to report an accident involving property damage, and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Jackson was kicked off ECU's football team in 2010 after an arrest in downtown Greenville.

His bond was set at $10,000.


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Police say they now know who was driving a vehicle that crashed into a Greenville cemetery last week. They are now looking for a former ECU football player.

Warrants have been issued for Brandon Jackson of Greenville charging him with failure to report an accident involving property damage, and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Police say an estimated $20,000 in damage happened in the cemetery.

Jackson was kicked off the team in 2010 after an arrest in downtown Greenville.

Officers found an abandoned 2006 silver Lexus in the cemetery at East Fourth St. and Cemetery Road. The vehicle had crashed through a chainlink fence and damaged 15 to 20 headstones.

Police believe the driver ran from the crash scene before officers arrived. A nearby resident reported seeing a man running through their yard after awaking to the sound of trash cans getting knocked over.

Police say Jackson was driving a friends car last Thursday and he could not be located at his home.

Court records show the 22 year old had a court date today for unrelated charges of simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also has other pending charges including those for DWI charges and for carrying a concealed weapon.


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Greenville police say they're looking for the owner of a car found in a cemetery where at least a dozen headstones were destroyed. Officers found an abandoned 2006 silver Lexus in a cemetery, where it had crashed through a chainlink fence. Police got the call about the high speed crash around 2:30 a.m. Thursday at East Fourth St. and Cemetery Rd. in Greenville.

Police believe the driver ran from the crash scene before officers arrived. A nearby resident reported seeing a man running through their yard after awaking to the sound of trash cans getting knocked over.

Police have identified the owner of the car, and say it is registered to an ECU student. The owner, however, was not at home when police went there. Greenville police say they are not releasing the name of the car's owner at this time. The Lexus, meanwhile, has been towed for storage.


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