Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Fleeing Suspect in Police Custody after Attempting to Run Down Two Police Officers in the area of Magnolia Street in Dorchester


At about 6:05pm, on Saturday, December 28, 2013, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person making threats with a gun in the area of Magnolia & Robin Hood Streets in Dorchester. While en route to call, officers learned that a male suspect, driving a gray motor vehicle, had threatened his girlfriend during a phone conversation. According to the victim, she and the boyfriend (suspect) had been involved in an earlier argument which ended with the victim telling the suspect that he was no longer welcome in her apartment. After leaving the apartment, the victim states that the suspect called her on the phone and stated that he had a gun and was coming back to see her. On arrival, officers observed the suspect sitting in a gray motor vehicle in close proximity to the victim’s residence. Fearing the presence of a firearm, officers with their guns drawn approached the suspect’s car and instructed him to vacate the vehicle. However, as officers were approaching the car, the suspect sped off striking one officer in the foot and narrowly missing another officer who had to jump out of the way of the fleeing vehicle. The officer struck in the foot was treated for minor injuries. Officers promptly broadcast a description of the fleeing vehicle over the police radio. While fleeing the area, the suspect drove up on the sidewalk and ran over a ‘One Way’ street sign.     

Approximately 20 minutes later, officers received a call stating that a vehicle, matching the description of the suspect’s car, had struck a parked vehicle in the area of 2 Powellton Street before pulling into a driveway and parking on that street. On arrival, officers located the suspect’s car with the suspect still sitting inside it.

Officers arrested Jeromie Jones, 32, of Boston and charged him with Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Car), Assault & Battery on a Police Officer, Refusal to Stop for a Police Officer, Driving to Endanger and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.