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Billboards bear fugitive's photo and reward

Date: December 09, 2015

Summary:
Digital billboards in York County now bear the photo of Trev Bowies Jackson -- wanted in the attempted homicide of a Northern York County Regional Police officer -- and offer a $5,000 cash reward.

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Digital billboards in York County now bear the photo of Trev Bowies Jackson -- wanted in the attempted homicide of a Northern York County Regional Police officer -- and offer a $5,000 cash reward.

The billboard is the latest method used by police to ask for help in catching Jackson, 24, of York, who fired three shots at Officer Lynn Anderson during a traffic stop Nov. 22 in Manchester Township.

A number displayed on the billboard, 800-472-8477, leads to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers, an organization offering the cash reward for Jackson's arrest. 

Tom Loper, vice president and general manager for Lamar Advertising's York and Lancaster division, said Wednesday the images on the digital billboards -- three in York County and two in Lancaster County -- were provided free-of-charge.

"Lamar and the outdoor advertising industry has worked with law enforcement for a long time," he said.

Loper said he was contacted by Pennsylvania State Police and asked to put up the information. Lamar's Harrisburg division has digital screens with the information on Jackson as well, he said.

He said the advantages of using digital billboards are that the graphics can be designed and put up quickly, without waiting for art production on a traditional billboard, and can be placed in numerous locations.

"We can get it in the market right away," he said.

Last week, Northern Regional released a video, filmed on Anderson's dash-cam, of the incident. Police Chief Mark Bentzel held a news conference later that day to talk about the video.

"This man tried to kill our police officer; this is the most important thing going right now," he said. "This was just a very, very close, dangerous encounter for the police officer."

Bentzel could not reached Wednesday for updates on the search for Jackson.

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