Man charged in Aurora Dollar General robbery, battery of employee

A 32-year-old man has been charged with felony robbery and aggravated battery at a Dollar General store in Aurora.

Jason L. Jackson, of the 300 block of West New York Street, Aurora, faces a punishment ranging from probation to up to seven years in prison if convicted of the most severe charge of robbery.

Employees of the store at 380 W. Galena Blvd. called police at 6:17 p.m. Monday to report that a man tried to forcibly take money from the cash register and later fought with employees before running away, authorities said.

Charges were filed against Jackson on Wednesday.

One employee was treated and released from an area hospital for injuries in the robbery.

Jackson is being held at the Kane County jail on $75,000 bail, meaning he must post $7,500 to be released while the case is pending.

According to court records, Jackson also has a pending case from an arrest in November 2018 on misdemeanor domestic battery charges against a Joliet woman.

He is due in court on that case on April 4 and faces a punishment ranging from probation to up to a year in jail if convicted in that case.

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