Attempted Murder Suspect Caught During DUI Arrest

Marin City man was wanted after an incident last weekend.

A man who was the subject of an all-points bulletin for an attempted murder in Marin City was apprehended Wednesday night in a DUI arrest, Novato police said.

Duane Warren Jackson, 42, of Marin City was pulled over by Novato police at 7:42 p.m. at the Burger King in Ignacio after someone reported an erratic driver, Sgt. Sasha D'Amico said. Officers determined that he had been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, gave him a field sobriety test — which he failed — and arrested him at 8:08 p.m., D'Amico said.

Jackson bolted from officers for a short distance before being caught in the parking lot, then put up a fight during the handcuffing process, the sergeant said. He provided a a false identity and then threatened to kill an officer and a Marin County Sheriff's deputy during a medical check at Novato Community Hospital.

D'Amico added that the Marin County Sheriff's Office issued an all-points bulletin for Jackson after an attempted murder last weekend. Lt. Oliver Collins said a warrant was out for Jackson's arrest.

On Feb. 17, sheriff’s deputies received a report of a stabbing on Terrace Drive in Marin City. Deputies responded at 2:47 a.m. and located a man with stab wounds to the back of his head, left side of his abdomen, left hand and upper lip.

The stabbing victim, who was Jackson's roommate, said he argued with Jackson earlier in the evening, which matched accounts from other witnesses. It was reported that Jackson kicked in the roommate's bedroom door and attacked him with a knife in each hand. The man fought off Jackson and ran out of the residence before being stabbed, deputies said.

The stabbing victim was transported to Marin General Hospital by paramedics.

Jackson faces felony charges of attempted murder and obstructing an executive officer plus misdemeanors of DUI, giving false identity to an officer and resisting arrest.

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Lisa February 21, 2013 at 07:31 AM
Nice job!
Paula Neese February 21, 2013 at 02:05 PM
Good catch! Amazing what crime goes on in that Target parking lot and surrounding area. Did someone say "Hook, Line and Sinker."
NovatoGuy February 21, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Good job NPD. It's so unfortunate that we have this trash living in our once safe Marin.
Ventress Dugan February 21, 2013 at 09:11 PM
It was all luck that the nopd caught this guy. Let me see: A another driver saw him driving a car in a reckless manner and called the police. This man was handed over like a gift to the police who then took the credit.
Ventress Dugan February 21, 2013 at 09:14 PM
Maybe SMART train should just run a train directly from Marin City to Novato. Saves everybody a lot of time......
JBW February 21, 2013 at 10:57 PM
I'm not a huge Novato PD fan but your way out of line! This guy was wanted for ATTEMPTED MURDER, and tried to flee from the police. Apprehending a desperate fugitive, one who actually bolts has got to be one of the most dangerous aspects of police work and our officer completed the task due to police and physical training. You owe this officer an apology for and thank-you for doing an incredible job for our community.
Ventress Dugan February 22, 2013 at 12:42 AM
No apology! This person was apprehended, because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. No police work involved.
Novato Native February 22, 2013 at 02:19 AM
Would you rather hire enough police officers to follow everyone around and monitor their every move? The police, realistically, can't be everywhere at once and often times, the public is instrumental in apprehending criminals. Remember the man who kidnapped an elderly woman in her car and forced her to drive him from San Marin to Ignacio with some crazy story about his wife who was in labor and he needed to get to the hospital? It was a tip from a citizen that lead to his arrest and the police weren't involved until the arrest itself. We can't expect the police to know exactly where every criminal will be and when they'll be there. While there was some "luck" involved in this situation, they did actually have to do some work to make the arrest (running after him and fighting him to handcuff him). If you would like to volunteer your clairvoyant services to tell the NPD where criminals will be, it would be greatly appreciated. If you lack that ability, can you just be thankful that a criminal is off the streets?
Bob Ratto February 22, 2013 at 02:28 AM
Sorry, but arresting a drunk, uncooperative alleged attempted murderer is not on my to do/bucket list, so thanks for the good work NPD...
Novato Native February 22, 2013 at 02:52 AM
So you'd rather have him still be at large? I find that hard to believe. Also, the tipster did not attempt to arrest the guy him/herself. Wouldn't you call in a drunk driver if you saw one? The police won't ask you to do their work for them, they'll probably thank you for the tip so they can be more efficient at protecting Novato's citizens.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr February 22, 2013 at 05:36 AM
I do not know whether you did or not, but I did not vote for the Sacramento social engineers.
Bob Ratto February 22, 2013 at 03:14 PM
Novato Native Sorry, you took my sentence out of context, or I wasn't clear enough..I am happy he was caught.
Novato Native February 22, 2013 at 03:44 PM
There should really be a sarcasm font for the internet to avoid confusion, haha


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