Volusia County

Girl, 14, accused of getting into shootout with Volusia deputies to remain in custody

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A judge ruled Friday that the 14-year-old girl accused of breaking into a home and shooting at Volusia County deputies will remain locked up at the adult jail.

Nicole Jackson, 14, made her first adult court appearance Friday afternoon.

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Jackson was calm and collected showing no emotion despite facing three felony charges, including one that could carry a life sentence.

The state announced Thursday that it is prosecuting the 14-year-old as an adult. Channel 9 is identifying her based on the seriousness of the charges she faces.

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Investigators said Jackson and a 12-year-old broke into an Enterprise home and shot at deputies using a shotgun, handgun and an AK-47.

No deputies were hurt, but they shot Jackson multiple times after they said she emerged from the home and fired at them.

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The pair ran away from the children’s home they were staying at earlier that day.

Before the shootout, Jackson’s run-ins with law enforcement include about 10 mental health evaluations under the state’s Baker Act, a claim that she stole a neighbor’s puppy, and another time where she was accused of setting several small fires.

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This time, Jackson is facing three felony charges including attempted murder on a law enforcement officer.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.