Kentucky man arrested after pointing gun at officers, leading law enforcement on chase

Published 5:39 am Sunday, June 20, 2021

A man who reportedly pointed a gun at a deputy and sergeant before leading law enforcement on a chase has been arrested in Cincinnati, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

On Friday, June 18, 2021, the Cincinnati Police Department arrested the suspect on a Boone County Warrant after he was discharged from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Jacob C. Roberts, 24, Covington is charged with two counts of Wanton Endangerment V Degree – Police Officer. one count of Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, one count of Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree, one count of Resisting ARCA one count of Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree and one count of Possession of Marijuana.

Roberts is currently being lodged at the Hamilton County Justice Center on an S250,000 cash bond and is expected to be extradited soon to Kentucky.

Below is the description of the incident by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office:

On June 13, 2021, at approximately 4:14 AM, Boone County Sheriffs Office deputies were dispatched on a drug complaint in the parking lot in Walton.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they made contact with a male occupant and a female occupant. During the course of the drug investigation, deputies asked the male occupant to exit the vehicle.

As the male subject exited the vehicle, he pointed a handgun in the face of one deputy. The deputy reacted quickly by deflecting the hand of the suspect away from his face as he fell to the ground. The suspect then pointed the firearm at a sergeant on the scene as he fled on foot. A short foot pursuit ensued before another vehicle in the area picked up the suspect. That vehicle tied from the scene and deputies were unable to pursue any further. No shots were fired during this incident.

One deputy sustained minor injuries after falling to the ground and was treated on the scene. Currently, this incident remains an ongoing investigation and for that reason; no identifying information of the deputies or suspect are subject for release at this time.