An Antioch man wanted for shooting someone in Zion was arrested after he rammed his car into a police squad, leading to a chase that left a law enforcement officer injured in Zion.
Jayvion C. Scott, 21, of the 300 block of Birchwood Drive in Antioch, was wanted in connection with a shooting in Zion on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated battery.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force developed information that Scott was at a residence in 2300 block of North Lewis Avenue in Zion.
Warrants deputies conducted surveillance on the residence and saw Scott leaving around 1:15 p.m. Thursday, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli.
The man entered a vehicle and warrants deputies surrounded it but Scott rammed a squad car and drove through a front yard to flee, Covelli said. Scott’s vehicle sustained a punctured tire during the incident, which caused the tire to deflate.
Warrants deputies pursued Scott and he lost control of his vehicle near Lewis Avenue and Russell Road in unincorporated Zion. Scott struck a guardrail and warrants deputies were able to position their vehicles to prevent him from fleeing, Covelli said.
“Scott did not comply with the orders to exit his vehicle and he had to be extracted from the vehicle by warrants deputies,” Covelli said.
A U.S. Marshal member sustained a laceration to his arm while extracting Scott from the vehicle. He was treated at an area hospital, received several stitches and was released.
Scott was transported to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan for evaluation and released back into custody.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved additional charges of aggravated battery to a peace officer, resisting a peace officer causing injury, criminal damage to government property and aggravated fleeing and eluding.
“While all of our staff face potential danger every day, our warrants deputies risk their lives apprehending some of the most violent wanted subjects,” Lake County 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 remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $2 million bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again on February 28.