Clinton man, wanted in 3 states, held on $250,000 bail for assaults

A 20-year-old Clinton man accused of assaulting a woman and a teenage girl and then wrestling with deputies in the mud Sept. 22 is being held in Island County Superior Court on $250,000 bail.

“He is an extremely violent individual and a represents a dire threat to commit a violent crime in the community,” Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Eric Ohme said in court Monday.

Ohme said he looked into Justin M. Jacobs’ criminal record and found alarming information.

Jacobs is wanted on warrant from three other states. He is facing a charge of criminally negligent homicide in Texas, where he is also wanted on a warrant for domestic battery in the second degree and false imprisonment. Ohme said Jacobs absconded from Texas in 2015.

Jacobs is wanted in South Carolina for hit and run. Ohme said a note of the warrant warns law enforcement that he is violent.

In Arkansas, he is wanted for a “crime against person,” Ohme said.

Judge Alan Hancock agreed that a large bail amount was warranted and found probable cause existed to believe Jacobs committed the crimes of domestic-violence assault in the second degree, assault in the second degree, malicious mischief, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.

A 17-year-old girl, identified as Jacobs’ ex-girlfriend, reported to police that she went to Jacobs’ home to get her possessions and he started hitting her, according to a report by a deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office. She said he also choked her and she could not breathe.

The investigator noted that she had marks on her neck, a bruise on her chest, a large bruise on her ear, bruises forming on both arms and a shoe print on her thigh from being stomped on, the deputy wrote.

A 33-year-old woman went to Jacobs’ home to confront him about assaulting the girl, and he attacked her too, the deputy wrote. She said he kicked her in the face while she was on the ground. The deputy noted that she was bleeding from her nose, one eye was swollen shut, she had a large knot on her head and her lips were bleeding and swollen, the report states.

The woman spit out a small piece of a tooth while an EMT was checking her out. She had a friend take her to the hospital.

The deputy placed Jacobs under arrest, but he tried to get away after a handcuff was placed on one of his wrists, the report states. As the deputy held on to the handcuffs, Jacobs swung him around in a yard full of junk and mud. With the help of another deputy, the officers were able to get Jacobs to the muddy ground and place both his hands in restraints.

The deputy found a container of pot concentrate on Jacobs, which is illegal since he is under 21 years old, the report indicates.

Both deputies were covered in mud; the deputy noted that the septic system in the yard was open. In addition, the deputy suffered an injury to his shin.

Jacobs claimed that the girl and woman had assaulted him, and he only defended himself. He was the first to call 911 even though he was wanted on multiple felony warrants.

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