CHAMBERSBURG, PA — A man from Mississippi is facing multiple charges after reportedly shooting at other vehicles and terrorizing his girlfriend on I-81 in Pennsylvania last week. Edward Jackson Nickens, 31, of Lambert, Mississippi, was arrested June 2nd.
The Chambersburg Public Opinion reports he’s been charged with attempted homicide, kidnapping, aggravated assault, making terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, simple assault and reckless endangerment.
He also faces traffic infractions, including DUI.
A woman told the Pennsylvania State Police that Nickens bought ammunition for his gun at a Maryland gun store and two pints of whiskey on their way through the area. The two had stopped at a Pilot store in Hagerstown and the woman says Nickens shot toward the woman’s head when they were stopped at the side of the road near mile marker 21. He reportedly fired the gun near a worker at the truck stop and allegedly fired at other vehicles while they were driving on the interstate.
The Chambersburg Public Opinion reports “Pennsylvania State Police caught up with him around mile marker 24 and report finding two bottles of Jack Daniels, a black Ruger 9mm handgun hidden in a sneaker behind the driver’s seat and a 50-round box of ammunition for that type of gun. There were 30 rounds left in the box. The gun’s seven-round magazine was loaded with four rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. One spent shell casing was found beside the sneaker that the gun was hidden in. Four live rounds were found in the center console and one was on the dash. According to police, there were nine rounds unaccounted for.”