Cuyahoga County

Cleveland Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Three Armed Robberies in Four Days


CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that Johnny Jackson, 32, was sentenced for three armed robberies committed on Cleveland’s West Side in October 2017.

“I have zero tolerance for criminals who point guns at peoples’ heads,” said Prosecutor O’Malley, “He has earned every day of this nine-year prison term.”

On October 25, 2017, Johnny Jackson, 29, robbed the victim, 45, at gunpoint near Ridge Road and Denison Avenue in Cleveland. The victim got off a bus to walk to work when Jackson rode past him on a bike and pulled him into an alley. He pointed a gun at him, demanded his belongings, stole his cellphone, and rode away.

Later that day, Jackson robbed another victim, 22, at gunpoint at a gas station near West 63rd Street and Storer Avenue in Cleveland. Jackson jumped in the victim’s truck and pointed a gun at him while demanding his property. Jackson pistol-whipped the victim in the head and stole cash before fleeing the scene on a bike.

On October 28, 2017, Jackson robbed a convenience store at gunpoint near West 56th Street and Clark Avenue in Cleveland. He approached the counter, pointed a gun at the face of an employee, 55, and demanded he open a safe. Jackson stole cash, lottery tickets, and cigarettes before running away.

The Cleveland Division of Police conducted an investigation that connected Jackson to the crimes. He pleaded no contest to the indictment. The Court found him guilty of the following charges:

  •  Three counts of Aggravated Robbery
  •  Three counts of Kidnapping
  • One count of Felonious Assault
  •  One count of Having Weapons Under Disability

He was sentenced to nine years in prison.