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Alabama woman accused of attempted robbery at Gainesville cellphone store
Mychaela Darnell Jackson
Mychaela Darnell Jackson

Gainesville authorities partnered with Alabama law enforcement to find a woman accused of an attempted robbery last week on Atlanta Highway, police said.

Gainesville Police responded around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, to the Metro PCS store, where Mychaela Darnell Jackson, 24, allegedly demanded the employee place cellphones into a bag.

“(The employee’s) life was threatened if she did not give Jackson the store’s cellphones. (The employee) was able to lock the door of the business when Jackson stepped outside, just before calling 911,” Cpl. Jessica Van wrote in a news release.

Van said Jackson left the scene in a silver Honda Accord, and no injuries were reported.

Oakwood Police Investigator Todd Templeton said Jackson will also face charges for an alleged theft at a Cricket Wireless store in Oakwood around the time of the Metro PCS case.

Van said the department collaborated with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and the Lanett Police in Alabama to identify the suspect.

Jackson was in custody Monday, June 10,  in Chambers County, Alabama “for similar crimes in other jurisdictions to include Georgia and Alabama,” Van wrote.

Van said Jackson is facing charges for criminal attempt to commit robbery by intimidation and terroristic threats.

Jackson had not been booked in to the Hall County Jail as of Tuesday, June 11.


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