Stepfather arrested, accused of choking 16-yr-old

Gregory Paul Jackson, 54, was arrested and charged with domestic abuse battery by strangulation and interfering with emergency communication.

East Baton Rouge Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call on Governor Blanchard Dr. on May 5, 2022.

According to arresting documents, Jackson admitted his 16-year-old stepdaughter and him got into an argument. That’s when he said he slapped her “with an open hand for disciplinary purposes due to her being disrespectful to him.”

The 16-yr-old told deputies the two had been arguing over her having to attend school on a day she was allowed to skip. That’s when Jackson allegedly slapped her once. The victim told officials she left the house and tried to call 911 while standing in the carport. Jackson allegedly followed the victim outside and tried to take her phone.

Jackson “became angrier with the victim while the victim was attempting to call 911” and trying to get in her mother’s car, who is also Jackson’s wife.

Jackson allegedly continued to slap the victim’s phone that was in her hand trying to keep her from calling 911. When he could not get the phone away from her, Jackson “started to choke the victim with two hands. The victim stated she never lost consciousness. Jackson continued to choke the victim” until her mother/his wife stepped in between the two and pulled Jackson off her daughter.

Deputies also interviewed the teen’s mother who corroborated the story. She added she, her daughter and two additional children, including one younger than 12, all left the house for their safety.

Jackson is charged with one count of domestic abuse battery by strangulation and one count of interfering with emergency communication.

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