An Albany man is facing a lot of jail time if he is convicted of the crimes that he has been charged with.

Officers responded to the Red Carpet Inn on Northern Boulevard on September 10, 2020 around 7:30 p.m. for a report of a man displaying a gun.  When officers arrived at the location, they discovered 25-year old Taylor Jackson of Albany, who had allegedly threatened someone with the gun.

Officers with the Albany Police Department interviewed an unnamed victim who complained that Mr. Jackson threatened him with a handgun and tried to steal property from him in one of the rooms.

Taylor Jackson attempted to flee the scene, but officers were able to arrest him after a short foot chase.  Officers were able to recover crack cocaine and heroin in his pocket. They also discovered a loaded .380 caliber handgun that was used during the incident.  The gun was not registered to Mr. Jackson.

Taylor Jackson was arrested by Albany Police officers and charged with First Degree Burglary; First Degree Robbery; Second Degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon; First Degree Unlawful Imprisonment; Third Degree, Fifth Degree and Seventh Degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Resisting Arrest.

According to New York sentencing guidelines, if Jackson is convicted of these charges, he could be sentenced with a possible maximum prison sentence of 103 years.

I can’t imagine what the unnamed victim could have had in his hotel room that would make Mr. Taylor take such a risk. 103 years is an awfully long time to spend in jail for any reason.

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