Antioch man wanted by police arrested after escape, chase and crash
An Antioch man wanted on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and other crimes was arrested Thursday after a brief police chase and a crash, authorities said Friday.
Jayvion C. Scott, 21, of the 300 block of Birchwood Drive now faces additional felony charges of resisting a peace officer causing injury, criminal damage to government property, aggravated fleeing and eluding and several traffic citations after being arrested Thursday afternoon in Zion Township, according to a news release.
The Lake County sheriff's warrants team, working with federal marshals, determined Scott was at a residence on the 2300 block of North Lewis Avenue in Zion. Deputies saw Scott leaving in a vehicle about 1:15 p.m. and surrounded it, the release stated.
Scott rammed a squad car and drove through a front yard to escape, authorities said. He lost control of the vehicle in the area of Lewis Avenue near Russell Road and struck a guard rail.
One federal marshal suffered a cut on his arm during the arrest and needed several stitches. Scott was taken to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan, where he was evaluated and released into police custody.
"While all of our staff face potential danger every day, our warrants deputies risk their lives apprehending some of the most violent wanted subjects," Sheriff John Idleburg said. "This is an example of someone accused of violent crimes who did everything he could to avoid apprehension. His unacceptable actions ultimately caused injuries to a task force officer, and he will be held accountable."
Scott's initial $2 million arrest warrant stems from a Zion Police Department investigation. The charges on that warrant were: aggravated battery with a firearm, two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, and aggravated battery
Scott's bail was set at $2 million Friday, and he's being held in the Lake County jail. He is next due in court Feb. 28.