Jacob Just charged for leading police on chase

11:20 AM, Sep 3, 2013   |    comments
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Jacob Just

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - A St. Louis man is charged after police say he led them on a chase throughout the length of Jefferson County Monday.

Jacob Wayne Just, 32, is charged with two counts of first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, felony driving while revoked, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, first-degree property damage, resisting arrest, and several traffic violations.

Chief Roy L. Logsden with the Potosi Police Department says a Potosi police officer tried to pull Just over for a license plate violation Monday afternoon, but Just would not pull over. Police say Just tried to hit another Potosi police officer's patrol car, which caused that officer to leave the roadway to avoid an accident.

According to Chief Logsden, Just continued to drive north on Highway 21 out of Potosi, and stopped near Red Hawk Drive.

When a Potosi officer got out of his vehicle to speak with Just, Just is said to have put his vehicle in reverse, intentionally striking the patrol car.

Just then started to drive north on Highway 21 again into Jefferson County.

Jefferson County authorities deployed spike strips in an attempt to stop Just, but Just kept driving, at one point only on the vehicle's rims. He eventually pulled over at Telegraph and Arnold Tenbrook roads in Arnold. He exited the vehicle and laid down on the ground.

Just is currently held at the St. Louis County Jail on other warrants. Bond is set at $150,000.


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