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Jacob Julick charged with third count of attempted murder of police officer

Suspect charged in Saturday pursuit in Covington
Posted: 12:20 PM, Jun 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-27 12:41:02-04

KENTON COUNTY, Ky. -- The ex-fugitive charged in shooting at two police officers earlier this month now faces a third count of attempted murder of a police officer.

Until he was captured Tuesday night, 27-year-old Jacob Julick had spent 19 days evading arrest after he shot at two Lakeside Park-Crestview Hills police officers in Erlanger on June 6, police said. Now, Julick faces three more charges after leading a Covington police officer on a pursuit on Saturday and attempting to ram her car head on, according to court documents.

“It’s good that we got Mr. Julick off the street," Rob Sanders, Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney, said Wednesday. "I think Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky are both much safer."

Authorities arrested Julick Tuesday night after a four-hour SWAT standoff in an apartment complex in the Westwood neighborhood of Cincinnati. Julick was held overnight in the Hamilton County Justice Center and waived extradition to Kenton County Wednesday morning. He is being held in the Kenton County Detention Center on $1 million cash bond and is scheduled for arraignment Thursday morning.

Sanders said Julick's arrest was the result of good police work.

“There were at least a half dozen, maybe more agencies involved in tracking Mr. Julick. It was a labor-intensive process. There were hundreds of police man hours involved,” Sanders said.

“Normally it doesn’t take police that long to catch their man, but they always eventually track them down.”

Sanders said officers called off the car pursuit of Julick on Saturday because it got too dangerous for the public. Julick drove on sidewalks and was going faster than 80 mph at times to try to get away.

“Obviously, anytime somebody is trying to kill police officers, they’re not going to hesitate to kill much of anybody," Sanders said. "If they’re not afraid to kill police, obviously they stand to be a very big risk to the public in general.”

On Saturday, Officer Samantha Fieger saw Julick driving a gray Saturn on 19th Street at about 3:04 p.m. Fieger caught up to Julick on Madison Avenue at Levassor Place and turned on her cruiser’s sirens and lights as Julick drove down Levassor.

Julick drove the car on the sidewalk along Eastern Avenue at Janes Lane to avoid stopped cars, and he drove through residential streets at speeds higher than 60 miles per hour, court documents say. Julick drove into a dead end on 38th Street, turned around and tried to hit Fieger.

Fieger was “forced to take evasive maneuvers to avoid being killed in a head-on collision,” court documents say.

Police stopped chasing Julick on Winston Avenue because he was driving faster than 80 mph, “creating such a danger to the public that police could not continue," according to court documents.

Besides three counts of attempted murder of a police officer, Julick is now charged with fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Sanders is also adding persistent felony offender, which means Julick could face life in prison if convicted.

“The serious nature of the offenses that he is alleged to have committed, I think persistent felony offender in 1st degree is very appropriate. This is the kind of offender that this law was written for,” Sanders said.

Sanders said he's not sure if the charges from the two incidents will be presented as two cases or combined into one.

A judge on Thursday issued Julick a $1 million bond. He is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.