SPOKANE POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE MAN WHO LAUNCHED
A STANDOFF YESTERDAY ON THE LOWER SOUTH HILL.
POLICE SAY HE STABBED HIS GIRLFRIEND IN THE LEG MULTIPLE
TONIGHT WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT 25-YEAR-OLD TIMOTHY
JACOBS CRIMINAL HISTORY.
HE CURRENTLY HAS A WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
WARRANT FOR ROBBERY, ASSAULT AND RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY.
HE WAS ALSO THE SUSPECT IN THE 2007 WHITLEY FUEL FIRE
THAT CAUSED 20 MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.
KXLY'S ALLIE NORTON IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT.
SHE'S IN TH NIEGHBORHOOD WHERE THE STANDOFF OCCURED.
ALLIE, HOW MANY TIMES HAS JACOBS BEEN ARRESTED?
NADINE, TIMOTHY JACOBS CRIMINAL RECORD SHOWS 16 ARRESTS.
HE'S STILL WANTED TONIGHT AFTER A UNSUCCESSFUL STANDOFF
FOUR HOUR STANDOFF.
TONIGHT SPOKANE POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR 25-YEAR-OLD
HE'S SUSPECTED OF STABBING A WOMAN YESTERDAY MORNING
AT HER APARTMENT ON 9TH AND ELM STREET.
REX OLSON- Spokane Police Dept.
Well the victim, obviously it's not life threatening
she does have some serious injuries, a couple stab
wounds and like I said, was assaulted, was punched.
So she'll be fine, but obviously hurting.
THE VICTIM TOLD OFFICERS THAT JACOBS WAS AT HER APARTMENT
WHEN THEY ARRIVED.
POLICE SAY A DOOR WAS CLOSED ON THEM.
THAT LED POLICE TO BRING IN A CANINE TO SEARCH FOLLOWED
BY GASSING THE APARTMENT.
THEN JUST A LITTLE AFTER THE LUNCH HOUR, THE STANDOFF
WAS CALLED OFF ONCE OFFICERS FOUND AN OPENED WINDOW
WHERE JACOBS ESCAPED.
REX OLSON- Spokane Police Department @-
He's not there so we're going to continue to see if
we can locate him and take him into custody.
JACOBS CRIMINAL HISTORY DATES BACK TO 2001.
WHEN HE WAS ONLY TWELVE YEARS OLD.
THAT ARREST HAS GROWN NOW TO 16.
HE HAS 12 FELONIES UNDER HIS BELT AND WAS ALSO THE
SUSPECT IN THE 2007 WHITLEY FUEL FIRE.
SOT/ BRIAN SHAEFFER- Assistant Fire Chief @-
It's been a cold case.
Obviously we've been watching him as a suspect for
several years as well as some of our other cold cases
and just waiting.
SOT/ TIMOTHY JACOBS- File -
I'm happy, hopefully they don't try to recharge me
a month from now.
Janet: what did they tell you.
They didn't tell me nothing.
They just didn't file no charges on me.
I wasn't even expecting to get out.
I was just sitting in there and they told me to roll
it up and go home.
SPOKANE FIRE INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE
HIM AS THE SUSPECT.
BUT ADD THERE'S NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE BECAUSE IT BURNED
IN THE FIRE.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON TIMOTHY JACOBS WHEREABOUTS
SHOULD CALL POLICE.
REPORTING FROM THE SOUTH HILL, ALLIE NORTON KXLY 4