ILLINOIS MAN FIRES HANDGUN AT DEPUTY DURING CHASE

Jason McEntee

During the evening hours of September 28, 2017, deputies responded to the 100 block of Jones, Drive, in Lincoln County, for an arrest attempt of a Lincoln County man. Upon arrival, the on-duty Sergeant observed three men standing together near the home. When the Sergeant exited his vehicle one of the males ran behind the residence into a field.

As the Sergeant gave chase, the suspect discharged his handgun toward him. Deputies on scene quickly surrounded the suspect and secured the area until more law enforcement could arrive. Within the hour, a critical incident negotiator from the Troy Police Department arrived.

During the conversation, the Sheriff’s Office learned the suspect was 39-year-old Jason McEntee, of Quincy, Illinois. Computer check indicated McEntee had a felony arrest warrant for a parole violation stemming from a kidnapping and narcotics possession in Illinois.

After seven-hours of negotiations, McEntee peacefully gave himself up and he was transported to a local hospital for a mental evaluation overnight. Sheriff John Cottle personally would like to thank Troy Police Department, St. Charles County Police Department, Hawk Point Fire, Fire Protection District #1 and Metro Air for their support and successful conclusion of an intense situation.

Jason McEntee is charged with felony First Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $75,000 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.

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