Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kay Hanlon granted the defense attorney’s motion to reduce bond after psychiatric reports indicated Jason Jakob, previously was arrested on weapons-related charges (April 1, 2009), did not pose a danger to himself or others. Prosecutors opposed the bond reduction noting that while Jason Jakob did not fire a weapon at police and did not fire shots outside his home, he threatened to shoot police officers if they tried to enter his home in the 900 block of North Harvard Avenue.
On Tuesday March 31, 2009, neighbors of Jason Jakob reported that Jason was firing a weapon inside his house in the 900 block of North Harvard. When police arrived, they heard more gunshots. After about a 6-hour stand-off overnight with NIPAS (a multi-jurisdiction police unit), and with neighbors evacuated from their homes (many from a sound sleep); rounds of tear gas were fired in every window of Jakob’s house. He was placed in custody and transported to Northwest Community Hospital. Jason Jakob, 39, was charged with aggravated assault, reckless discharge of a weapon, and aggravated intimidation. Jakob was ordered to surrender all firearms, and Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta set Jakob’s bond at $175,000 Tuesday, April 7, 2009.
In mid-November 2009, a neighbor reported that Jason Jakob again had weapons at his home — violating his order of bail conditions. He was re-arrested and in December was held on $750,000 bond. He had been in jail until today when his bond was reduced to $350,000. He posted about 10% of $350,000 and was released Friday, February 19, 2010.
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