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18-year-old charged in armed robberies during Facebook sales

Darashai Treshun Jackson, 18, is being held in the Butler County Jail on multiple charges. (Source: Butler County Jail) Darashai Treshun Jackson, 18, is being held in the Butler County Jail on multiple charges. (Source: Butler County Jail)
Davison Jackson is facing one count of robbery first degree and theft of property third degree. (Source: Butler County Jail) Davison Jackson is facing one count of robbery first degree and theft of property third degree. (Source: Butler County Jail)
BUTLER CO., AL (WSFA) -

A Butler County man is facing multiple charges after sheriff’s officials say he confessed to robbing several people who met him under the pretense they were meeting up with him to conduct a sale.

Darashai Treshun Jackson, 18, is being held in the Butler County Jail on multiple charges.  

Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden says there was an armed robbery last week on Martin Luther King Drive, south of Greenville off of AL-185.

The victims, from Troy, had placed items to sell on Facebook.

Jackson reached out to the victims using a fake page, according to the sheriff. They corresponded back and forth, made a deal for him to buy the items and agreed to meet on Martin Luther King Drive.

“When they got there, he robbed them at gunpoint,” Harden said.

The victims went back to Troy and then called the Butler County Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. The sheriff says they were too scared to come back to Butler County to be questioned, telling investigators that they were happy to get away with their lives.

On Monday night, the same thing happened at the same location.

The victims were a husband and wife from Ozark and agreed to meet Jackson on Martin Luther King Drive after talking with him on his fake Facebook page.

Harden says Jackson set it up to meet all of his victims in the roadway near the home of an elderly woman who doesn't come out at night.

He had the female victim bring items around the side of the house as her husband waited in the car and robbed her there, the sheriff said.

They called 911 and authorities responded to the area with K-9 officers to begin tracking the suspect. The sheriff’s office ended up arresting Jackson and his brother, Davison Jackson, 21.

“We were also able to get items back from both robberies involving the victims from Troy and the couple from Ozark,” Harden said.

Through their investigation, the sheriff’s office learned there was another person from Greenville who was also robbed at the same location in recent weeks.

“Darashai Treshun Jackson confessed to all three of the robberies,” the sheriff added.

He is charged with two counts of robbery first degree, one count of robbery third degree, possession of marijuana second degree, theft of property third degree and theft of property fourth.

After every incident, the sheriff says Jackson would shut down his fake Facebook page.

Davison Jackson is facing one count of robbery first degree and theft of property third degree. Officials say he was involved in the robbery of the Ozark couple and he ran home with his brother afterwards. 

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