Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

March 22, 2013

Case against man facing attempted murder continued

By Michael Schaffer - Managing editor
Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — The Ottumwa man who led law enforcement on a high speed chase through Appanoose and Wayne County in 2009 and is facing an attempted murder charge had his case continued.

Judge David L. Christensen in the Wayne County Courthouse March 12 filed an order to continue the case against Justin Raymond Jacob, 30.

Judge Christensen's order states the "court is advised the defendant continues to remain institutionalized in Missouri as a result of being determined to be incompetent to stand trial on pending charges in Missouri."

Judge Christensen ruled the competency review hearing scheduled for March 12 to be continued to Sept. 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Jacob tried to outrun the Centerville Police Department and the Iowa State Highway Patrol Oct. 14, 2009 in a chase that began in Centerville and ended on Seymour Community School District property. Shots were fired and Jacob was transported to Des Moines for treatment of gunshot wounds he received during the incident.

Law enforcement later said they suspected Jacob of drunken driving.

On May 17, 2011 a Wayne County judge issued an order granting the defense attorney the authority to exceed fee guidelines and to pursue treatment for Jacob, including placement at Harmony House, a health care facility.

As of March 12, Jacob owes Wayne County $5,151.24.