UPDATE: Jacob Martin was taken into custody by the East Moline Police Part on Saturday, March 18, in accordance to a publish on the Rock Island Legislation enforcement Division’s Fb website online. No even additional info are obtainable presently.
Earlier: A 20-year-outdated fugitive, required by Rock Island regulation enforcement, drove a stolen automotive and crashed an officer’s squad motorcar Thursday evening.
On Thursday, March 16, 2023 at shut to six:31 p.m., Rock Island Legislation enforcement seen a stolen Honda CRV getting pushed within the 800 block of eleventh Avenue. The motive force of the stolen automotive or truck, 20-calendar year-outdated Jacob Martin, recklessly adopted the officer’s marked squad motorcar, making an attempt to intentionally result in an accident and to impress a motorcar pursuit, regulation enforcement talked about Friday.
No matter the officer’s endeavor to keep away from the circumstance, Martin re-engaged the officer within the 1100 block of thirteenth Avenue and intentionally struck the motive force’s aspect of the squad automotive, endangering the officer’s lifetime and leading to essential harm to the squad automotive, regulation enforcement stated.
A pursuit was licensed and officers pursued Martin by means of Rock Island and on to the Rock
Island-Milan Parkway wherever speeds exceeded 100 miles for each hour. Due to to the inclement
climate situations, soaked roadways and improved potential for main harm, officers minimized their tempo,
eliminating sight of Martin’s stolen vehicle.
(Video clip courtesy of Rock Island Legislation enforcement Division)
Across the previous 7 months, Martin has engaged in varied makes an try to impress officers into
pursuing him, usually cases swerving straight at officers on foot or in a squad automotive, regulation enforcement said. Along with the aggravated assault bills getting sought on this trendy incident, Martin in the intervening time has fairly a number of energetic warrants for his arrest:
• Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons – Motor Automobile Theft – No Bond
• Fleeing or Making an attempt to Elude Legislation enforcement Officer – Illegal Possession of Vehicle Facet Being conscious of it to be Stolen – Bond: $50,000
• Housebreaking to Motor Auto – Bond: $15,000
• Aggravated Assault – Use of Motor Vehicle – Theft of Motor Vehicle Items or Extras – Bond: $50,000
• Illegal Possession of Automobile Areas recognizing to be stolen – Bond: $75,000
Martin has an in depth authorized historical past, is understood to hold weapons and must be thought to be a
perilous fugitive, police talked about. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is requested to pay money for the Rock Island Police Part at 309-732-2677 or Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500 or use the P3 Suggestions software.