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US Marshals offering reward for tips leading to arrest of man accused of running over officer's foot

Posted at 4:07 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 16:07:40-04

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for anyone with information that leads to the capture of a man who ran over a police officer at Beachwood Mall.

An officer attempted to detain Jaquan Jones, 19, who was suspected of shoplifting from the mall, when he fled on foot on June 27, police said.

Jones eluded officers and was able to exit the mall. After briefly attempting to hide in nearby bushes, Jones continued fleeing on foot and entered a 2014 gray Nissan sedan, according to police.

The Nissan was previously reported stolen out of Cleveland, police said.

After failing to listen to officers' commands to exit the vehicle, Jones attempted to flee in the vehicle, according to police.

Police said that cruisers were blocking the path of Jones, so he rammed his way out of his previous parking spot by striking another parked vehicle. During that maneuver, an officer was injured after the vehicle ran over his foot, police said.

The officer who was injured fired two rounds from his weapon at Jones in the stolen vehicle, according to police.

Police said they then pursued Jones north on Richmond Road after he fled the parking lot in the stolen vehicle. Jones eventually came to a stop and abandoned the car on Azalea Drive in South Euclid, police said.

Jones successfully evaded the police in their pursuit. In their search of the area, police recovered an article of clothing, a discarded handgun and other evidence that indicated Jones broke into a nearby home and left before police arrived, authorities said.

He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.

Jones is known to frequent the East Side of Cleveland and Euclid.

He was shot at least once and is likely in need of medical attention.

He has been charged with felonious assault, according to U.S. Marshals. Anyone with information about Jones is asked to contact police immediately, and told not to approach him.

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