Oregon police are searching for a man who brutally abused his teenage girlfriend and threatened to skin her alive.
Prosecutors on Friday charged Charles Irwin Jackson, 35, with a bevy of crimes related to the abuse as well as the shooting of an elderly man, the Herald and News reports.
The charges include attempted murder; first-, second- and fourth-degree assault; third-degree rape; contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor; felon in possession of a firearm; unlawful use of a weapon; coercion; menacing; and strangulation.
While Jackson had allegedly been abusing his 17-year-old girlfriend for months, the charges stem from an attack on Wednesday, according to police.
The latest domestic violence accusation includes repeatedly hitting the girl on the head and face, strangling her several times, not letting her stand up and imprisoning her in a bedroom — all under the threat of further violence.
After about an hour of the abuse, the girl was able to escape through a window and fled to a neighbor’s home, where she called 9-1-1.
When the 84-year-old neighbor confronted Jackson, Jackson said he would shoot the girl and he went to his pickup truck to get a gun. Jackson then fired several shots, including one that struck the man in a leg.
Jackson later took off in his truck and may have been involved in a high-speed chase, according to the newspaper. The chase ended with two suspects fleeing the vehicle when it became disabled.
As of Saturday, police had not reported capturing either of the suspects.
The girl reportedly started dating Jackson when she was 15 years old and the abuse began within the last year, according to police.
The girl told investigators that Jackson threatened he would “skin her alive in the woods” if she ever talked about the assaults, the newspaper reports.
Jackson is described as a Native American man who is 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighs 210 pounds. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about Jackson or his whereabouts can contact the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office at 541-883-5130.
Feature photo: Klamath County Sheriff