Antioch man arrested on $2M warrant for aggravated battery charge

Jayvion C. Scott, 21, of the 300 block of Birchwood Drive, Antioch
Jayvion C. Scott, 21, of the 300 block of Birchwood Drive, Antioch

An Antioch man was apprehended Feb. 13 on a $2 million warrant for aggravated battery with a firearm and other charges.

Jayvion C. Scott, 21, of the 300 block of Birchwood Drive, was arrested after trying to flee from the team attempting to arrest him, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Feb. 14.

After members of the sheriff’s warrants team and U.S. Marshals Service-Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force received information that Scott was at a residence in the 2300 block of North Lewis Avenue in Zion, warrants deputies conducted surveillance on the residence and observed Scott leaving about 1:15 p.m.

Scott entered a vehicle that warrants deputies surrounded in an attempt to apprehend him, but Scott rammed into a squad car and drove through a front yard to flee, authorities said.

As a result of the crash, Scott’s vehicle sustained a punctured tire, causing the tire to deflate. 

Warrants deputies pursued Scott, and Scott lost control of his vehicle in the area of Lewis Avenue near Russell Road in Zion Township. He struck a guardrail, and warrants deputies were able to position their vehicles to prevent Scott from fleeing.

Scott did not comply with orders to exit his vehicle, and he had to be taken from the vehicle by warrants deputies, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.

One member of the task force suffered a laceration to his arm while extracting Scott from the vehicle. The task force member received several stitches at an area hospital and was released, officials said.

Scott was taken to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan for evaluation, after which he was released into custody.

In addition to the arrest warrant, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved charges of aggravated battery to a peace officer, resisting a peace officer causing injury, criminal damage to government property, aggravated fleeing and eluding, and numerous traffic citations.

The initial arrest warrant for Scott stems from a Zion Police Department investigation. Charges on the arrest warrant were aggravated battery with a firearm, two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated battery.

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