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Man Flees Courthouse After Resisting Court Officer


September 14, 2018

On September 12, 2018, at approximately 11:00AM, Isiah J. Jarrett, 33, of the 5000 block of Graceland Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, WI, was at the Lake County Courthouse for a hearing on an Aggravated Driving Under the Influence case, where he was the defendant. Jarrett was not in custody at the time of the hearing, and came to court of his own volition.

During the hearing, a Judge increased Jarrett's bail to $50,000.00 after he failed a drug screening. A Court Security Officer began the process of remanding Jarrett to the Lake County Jail. As the Court Security Officer began to take Jarrett into custody, he resisted arrest, pushed away from the Court Security Officer, and ran out of the courtroom.

Jarrett ran down a stairwell and exited out a ground-level door. Prior to exiting, Jarrett pulled a fire alarm, which prompted a full evacuation of the building. Jarrett entered an awaiting vehicle (silver 2008 Chevrolet Uplander) and the vehicle fled from the area.

Man Flees Courthouse After Resisting Court Officer

The vehicle was located in the area of Route 120 and Green Bay Road, Waukegan, by members of the Court Emergency Response Team. They conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, however, Jarrett was no longer inside. An investigation is underway to determine the driver's involvement in fleeing the scene.

Members of the Lake County Sheriff's Court Emergency Response Team (CERT) obtained an arrest warrant for Jarrett for Escape (Class 2 Felony - $500,000.00 bond). At approximately 3:30PM, members of the Lake County Sheriff's Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals Service - Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) apprehended Jarrett at his residence. Jarrett placed items against the front door in an effort to barricade it, to prevent the Warrants Team from entering. The Warrants Team entered and apprehended Jarrett without further incident.

Jarrett was transported to the Racine County Jail pending extradition to Lake County. The defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.


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