Updated at 5:28 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

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Charles Jackson

An argument over vehicle damage is what sparked the killing of 35-year-old Darllel Brown in Hixson Wednesday, court records show.

Brown was hit by a vehicle in the Goodwill store parking lot, located at 1966 Northpoint Blvd., early Wednesday morning. He later died at a local hospital.

A witness told police that he and Brown were sitting in Brown's vehicle in front of Sweet Melissa's Billiards when the vehicle was struck by a red Nissan truck being pushed by 26-year-old Charles Jackson and another man, court records show.

The witness said he confronted Jackson and an argument ensued, eventually leading to Jackson approaching Brown and throwing punches at him, court records state.

Brown then walked to the other side of the parking lot in an attempt to defuse the situation, the witness told police.

At that point, Jackson got into Brown's vehicle, court records state. The witness told police he stepped in front of it to stop Jackson from taking it, but he jumped out of the way when Jackson put the vehicle in gear.

That's when Jackson "took off at a high rate of speed straight for Mr. Brown," an arrest affidavit states.

The witness told police that Jackson hit Brown with the vehicle, drove over him and only stopped when he ran into some other vehicles in the parking lot, court records show.

Jackson then fled in the red truck, police were told.

Surveillance footage from surrounding businesses confirmed the witness' account, police said.

Jackson was arrested Wednesday evening and booked into the Hamilton County Jail, where he is being held on a $1.25 million bond, according to online jail records.

Jackson has an arrest history in Hamilton County dating back to 2012. His charges range from drinking underage to auto burglary and assault. He also has some drug-related charges, one of which was for possession of methamphetamine.

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