An Ada County Sheriff’s deputy shot at a man Saturday morning following a brief vehicle chase.
Michael Jockumsen, 35, was arrested on one misdemeanor count of resisting or obstructing officers, one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and a felony count of fleeing or attempting to elude officers. Jockumsen potentially faces additional charges as well.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home on the 10000 block of W. Jerry Peak Street to investigate a potential fight at 4:14 a.m. A pair of deputies approached a man sitting in a Ford Expedition, later identified as Jockumsen. When deputies asked Jockumsen to exit his car, he fled the scene.
After a two-mile pursuit through the Lake Hazel Road neighborhood that lasted less than five minutes, Jockumsen’s car spun out of control. Deputies then attempted to box the vehicle in. Jockumsen’s car then collided with a deputy’s car.
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Jockumsen then reached down in his car and appeared to be looking for something, the Sheriff’s Office said. One of the deputies fired two rounds at the vehicle, after which Jockumsen turned off the car and surrendered.
The deputies involved do not appear to have suffered major injuries. Jockumsen was not injured.
The Ada County Critical Incident Task Force will continue the investigation.