Detroit Man Charged in Detroit Opera House Parking Garage Assault

On March 1, 2018 Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Darius Deontae Jackson, 25, (DOB: 05/19/1992), of Detroit, in connection with the robbery and assault of a 61-year-old female that occurred in the Detroit Opera House parking garage.

On February 26, 2018 at approximately 11:15 p.m., the victim was approaching her car in the Detroit Opera House parking garage in the 1400 block of Broadway Street in Detroit. As she got to her vehicle, it is alleged that Defendant Jackson, while armed with a gun, demanded money and took her personal property. It is further alleged the defendant ordered her into the back seat of her vehicle where she was beaten and sexually assaulted. The victim was able to escape and located a Detroit Opera House security officer who called 911. Medics transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. The defendant later turned himself in to a Detroit police officer.

Jackson has been charged with Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Assault with Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct - Penetration, Criminal Sexual Conduct - Second Degree, Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm, Felonious Assault and Felony Firearm*. Jackson was arraigned and remanded to jail yesterday in 36th District Court. His probable cause conference is on March 8, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. and his preliminary examination is on March 14, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

*The charges are allegations unless and until the defendant is convicted.