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Criticism, blog post by John Hoff
Nitelen Jackson, whose arrest record is so long that one of my readers claims it broke the bottom of his computer monitor, is sitting in jail tonight after police managed to link his DNA and a latent print to a couple of weapons recovered at 4017 Lyndale Ave. N.
Click here for the criminal complaint.
In an utterance preserved in the criminal complaint allegations, Jackson claims he's never so much as touched a weapon after becoming a felon. According to the Hennepin County Prosecutor's Office, a link between Nitelen Jackson and the two guns started after police were called to 4017 Lyndale Ave. N. on a report of unusual and disturbing circumstances...
Before I get into the missing woman upstairs, the blood and the shots fired through the floor, let me just say something about Kana Properties, LLC...
This is the same slumlord entity that owns 4034 Girard Ave. N., which was the reported address of accused murderer Cory J. Bryant. I just got done writing something about Bryant, like, a couple hours ago. I tell you, Kana Properties is rapidly achieving notorious slumlord status in North Minneapolis.
Anyway, it was January 2 and police were called to 4017 Lyndale Ave. N. because there were two bullet holes in the ceiling of the lower unit which appeared to have come from the upstairs unit. Police were able to find the two spent bullets near a computer desk. The owner of the building said he hadn't seen the lady upstairs for a month and when rent was collected, it was paid by an unknown man. Furthermore, there appeared to be blood on the shared stairway.
Police didn't find anybody home in the upper unit but found a live rifle round on the floor, a bullet hole in a wall between the living room and the kitchen, and spent .40 caliber casings on the floor of the living room. Police located a Glock .40 caliber pistol and an AK-47 rifle between the mattress and the box spring.
For reference purposes, here's what an AK-47 looks like. Here's a friend of mine, an Afghan security guard at Forward Operating Base Gardez, Afghanistan, holding one.
Photo by John Hoff
There's a whole story behind this photo but I'm not getting into it at the moment. Note this AK-47 has a folding stock ("rifle butt") but often AK-47s have standard wooden butts. The sling is optional but very necessary when you have to carry a rifle around for a long time...
Anyway, police at the scene found blood splatter in the kitchen and leading down to a basement storage area. A magazine for the Glock was found in a hallway closet and a fingerprint on the magazine matched the print on file for Nitelen Jackson. Some DNA tests were performed and DNA on the Glock was linked to Jackson. The AK-47 was more difficult; five people had handled it. Nitelen's DNA could not be excluded but, then again, neither could the DNA of 57 percent of the population.
Despite some speculation that was passed my way and which I repeated (as mere speculation) there was no mention in the criminal complaint of a Facebook photo showing Nitelen Jackson proudly holding a pistol which was NOT a Glock. (Oh, yes, the photo was real but it doesn't seem to be linked to these new charges, at least not yet)
As for all that blood and the woman who couldn't be found, well, the criminal complaint doesn't shed any light upon that. Maybe somebody can ask Kana Properties LLC if she's been around to pay her rent recently.