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Charges Filed in Toe Typist Burglary Case

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By Laura Strachan, Esq. on August 06, 2010 12:57 PM

He thought of everything. Well, almost everything. Dontavius Jackson, the man who robbed the Atlanta, Georgia house of his victim and then bound her to the headboard should have tied her feet up as well. His female victim was able to get a message to her boyfriend by typing it with her toes on her laptop. No word as to whether or not this was a known or new-found skill for Amy Windom.

The 39 year-old Windom told police that Jackson woke her up early Tuesday morning where he proceeded to hold her hostage for an hour, during which time he stole a range of goods, and pistol-whipped her when she struggled to escape his control, reports the San Francisco Examiner. Before escaping in her car, he tied the toe-typing Windom to the headboard of her bed. In the commotion, Windom begged Jackson not to take her laptop. Jackson was pulled over by police the following evening on a routine traffic stop that revealed the 17 year-old had an outstanding probation violation for theft, receiving stolen goods, and obstruction of a law enforcement officer. Windom later identified him in a lineup as her attacker.

In addition to burglary charges, Dontavius Jackson is also chagred with: armed robbery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. The presence of a firearm during the home invasion will likely elevate the severity of his punishment. The Atlanta Journal Constitution quoted Windom's reaction to the arrest , "I haven't let myself have a breakdown on this yet because I've just been so focused on getting him caught. Just knowing that they have him behind bars is a huge relief. I am just enormously relieved and exhausted."

If the shoe fits wear it. In this case, it was better that Amy Windom wasn't wearing any shoes and her toes were able to contact authorities. At 17, Jackson is still considered a minor but prosecutors intend on prosecuting him as an adult in the case of the toe typist burglary.

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