Emory "Quinn" Jackson testified Monday that he was at home at the time of a home invasion on Florida Avenue last August in which one of the perpetrators was shot and killed by police.
Jackson told Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern that he did drop off Ronald Wright and Kevin Williams at the Sports Barn not far from where the incident happened at 1332 Florida. He said when Wright said they planned to "go hit a lick" he said he told him he was on probation and wanted no part of that.
He said Wright was mad that he would not take part in the home invasion.
Jackson denied that he saw the pair in the car with two long guns.
He said he had played basketball with Williams that day, then Wright came over around 9:30 p.m.
Judge Stern said from the evidence she heard there was inadequate proof to convict Jackson of facilitation to commit aggravated robbery. But she revoked his 11 month and 29-day probation because he admitted smoking "fake" marijuana.
Jackson said he did not suggest that the pair carry out a robbery at the home where he had visited several times. He acknowledged he had once asked to borrow money from Adam Vogelmeir and he had seen him open up a safe that had guns and some marijuana in it. He said he was "amazed" at the safe and may have mentioned it to Wright and Williams.
Jackson was asked why he often went to the house to "hang out with white guys." He said, "They party. They drink beer. They have pretty women."
Logan Neff testified that he met Jackson when they both were undergoing drug and alcohol treatment at CADAS. He and Vogelmeir were among those at the residence when he said two black males armed with guns burst in around midnight.
He said after police surrounded the house and Wright was shot that Williams took his mask off and "acted like he was one of the victims."
Police got a jump on the home invasion after a neighbor on Florida Street saw "two black males armed with long guns kick in a door and go into the residence."
The two home invaders were still inside when officers surrounded the residence where police later found drugs stashed. Police said they began calling people out using a loudspeaker in one of the patrol cars.
Several officers in the rear of the residence saw a black male standing in one of the windows while holding a long gun. He exited the window and, while attempting to flee, police said he pointed a rifle at the officers. A number of shots were then fired at Wright.
Williams, who was 18 at the time, stayed inside the house. He is awaiting trial on four counts of aggravated robbery and two of attempted aggravated robbery.