Depew Police Officer Arrested For Burglary, Assault

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 6:56 pm
By: News On 6

A City of Depew police officer is in the Creek County jail on complaints of first-degree burglary and assault with intent to commit a felony, according to court records.

On January 3, Delbert Clyde Jackson, 70, went to a Depew residence and pushed the resident aside, demanding a woman be allowed in to gather belongings awarded in a divorce decree, a court information sheet says.

Court documents identify Jackson as a police officer.

Jennifer Lane, of Broken Arrow, told investigators she asked Jackson to help her obtain items that belonged to her. Lane reportedly told Jackson that her ex-husband stashed things at his brother's house. Jackson and Lane went to the ex-in law's residence, knocked on the door, and when a woman answered, Jackson told the woman he "had a court order to go retrieve Lane's property from the home," a report says.

The woman at the home refused to let them inside and later told police she didn't recognize Jackson. She said when she asked his identity, he ignored her.

She said Jackson pushed her from the front door and opened it, knocking her off balance and into her young daughter. Jackson also allegedly shoved the woman from behind and said "move your ass out of the way," before he and Lane entered the home.

The resident of the home said Jackson directed Lane to "go look," and, in turn, Lane went to all the rooms in the house to search for items she believed were hers.

Lane told police she and Jackson went to the home and Jackson told the resident to "move aside." Lane said she went through the home to locate things promised to her in her divorce, but couldn't find anything, so she and Jackson went back to the police department.

In a written statement, Jackson told investigators he had a court order (divorce decree) obtained by Lane, but the resident of the third-party home wouldn't let them inside, so he instructed Lane to "go ahead and look for her belongings."

Like Lane, Jackson said nothing was taken from the residence.

The woman at the third-party home has filed a request for a protective order against both Jackson and Lane, and a hearing has been set for Tuesday morning.

Jackson was arrested for first-degree burglary and assault on Tuesday. According to a jailer, Jackson is still behind bars in lieu of $35,000 bond.

His arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 18.