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Evansville man facing several charges, including child neglect and a weapon charge, after running from police

Evansville man facing several charges, including child neglect and a weapon charge, after running from police

Bill Stephens

May 9th, 2016

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Evansville Police arrested 20 year old Jon Eickoff on several charges after they say he ran from officers who attempted to arrest him on a misdemeanor warrant.

According to police, the incident began around 7:45 on Sunday night when officers were dispatched to the area of Broadway and Delmar for a person with a warrant that was possibly armed. Officers were told EICKHOFF was walking in the area and had a gun in his waistband.

Authorities say officers arrived and saw Eickoff and his 4 year old son, and when Eickoff saw the officers he reached towards his son’s bike and began pushing it. When officers told him to step away from the child, Eickoff reportedly  stood up and reached for his waistband. Officers told him to put his hands up, but he reached towards the bike again. When an officer tried to grab Eickoff’s hand, police say he ran away and left his son behind.

During the chase, police indicate Eickoff and the officer ended up on the ground in a struggle and a handgun fell out of Eickoff’s waistband. Police say Eickoff was able to get up and continue running, and the officer secured the gun and continued chasing.  Eickoff reportedly ran onto an enclosed porch at 1427 Delmar and tried to hide under a rug, but was found by officers and taken into custody without further incident.

The officer involved in the chase and struggle received minor injuries during the arrest, but declined medical treatment. Eickoff was treated for a complaint of pain. Police indicate the child was picked up by a family member.

EICKOFF was charged with Child Neglect L6 Felony; Resisting Law Enforcement L6 Felony; Residential Entry L6 Felony; Possession of a Handgun without a Permit A Misdemeanor; and Failure to Appear Warrant.

Jon Eickoff

(Photo Credit: Evansville Police Dept)

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