Woman, girl, 3, carjacked, forced to drive to local ATM

Kunta Kinte Jackson. (Jail photo)
Kunta Kinte Jackson. (Jail photo)(KWTX)
Published: Sep. 2, 2016 at 3:16 PM CDT
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Kunta Kinte Jackson, 39, of Killeen, was jailed Friday in lieu of $100,000 bond, charged with robbery after a woman and her 3-year-old daughter were carjacked at a fast food drive-thru and then forced to drive to a convenience store to withdraw money from an ATM.

The victim identified Jackson as the man who walked up to her car as she waited in line late Monday morning at the Wendy’s drive-thru in the 1200 block of South Fort Hood Street, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released Friday.

He told her he had a gun and said he needed a ride, the affidavit said.

The man, who was wearing what the victim said was a distinctive green shirt, got into the front passenger seat and ordered her to drive to the Mickey’s store at 2000 Trimmier Rd., where he told her to use the ATM to withdraw an unspecified amount of cash, according to the affidavit.

He accompanied her and her daughter into the store, and then directed her and the girl to get back into the car, telling the woman to drive.

A short time later he got out of the vehicle and fled with the cash, the affidavit said.

“The victim stated she was terrified and shaking during the incident,” the affidavit said.

Investigators later reviewed surveillance video from the store “that showed the suspect wearing his green colored shirt enter the store with the victim and her 3-year-old daughter,” the affidavit said.

“The surveillance video was consistent with the victim’s version of events.”