York City man wanted for allegedly pointing gun at sister

Dion-Taye Jackson

Police are searching for a man who they said pointed a gun at his sister late Thursday night.

In a news release Monday, March 4, York City Police said they are looking for Dion-Taye Ladeliron Jackson, 26, of the 100 block of South Queen Street. 

Charging documents state Jackson pointed a gun at his sister when she made a joke about him Thursday, Feb. 28.

He also made a "sweeping motion" as if to hit her with the gun, police said. 

Jackson fled his apartment, where the assault allegedly happened, court documents state.

Once arrested, Jackson will be charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of prohibited possession of a firearm and carrying a firearm without a license. All of the charges are felonies.

Incident: Court documents state his sister was talking to Jackson about a woman who is supposedly carrying his child.

She said he has "nine or 10 baby mamas," so she joked about how the baby probably wasn't his, according to authorities.

His sister made this joke over the phone, police said. 

Jackson, upset, came home with a gun, pointed it at her face and said, "You like to make jokes?" charging documents state.

Police said he threatened to pistol-whip her.

His sister's mother tried to get between them to stop them from fighting, and police said a "fray ensued," charging documents state.

During the fray, a neighbor came in and tried to push and slap Jackson's sister, police said.

Lt. William Wentz, who supervises the city's detective bureau, said the neighbor will be charged.

During the fight between the neighbor and Jackson's sister, Jackson fled the apartment, police said.

After he left, Jackson texted his sister and told her to have her boyfriend fight him or he would "take it to the next step," meaning Jackson would shoot him, according to court documents.

Jackson has numerous facial tattoos and is missing several teeth, according to police. He is 5-foot-9, weighs 140 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. 

Anyone with information on Jackson's whereabouts is asked to call police at 717-846-1234 or text tips to 847-411 or through the York City Police app. Texting is the best method of conveying information about this incident, and it is anonymous, police said.

The department urged those who see him not to approach him or try to apprehend him. 

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.