Chicago Parolee Sent Back to Face Charges


UPDATE: Friday

Jamaine Sykes has waived extradition.

Sykes appeared in Steubenville Municipal Court Friday and is facing charges of fugitive from justice, obstructing official business and falsification.

He will be sent back to Chicago to face those charges.




 police arrested a man wanted out of 


 on a parole violation for murder.

Police arrested Jamaine Sykes Thursday morning at the Heritage Place Apartments.

Officers say they received a call about 

3:30 a.m.

 in regards to a man beating a woman just inside the common door at the apartment complex.

When police arrived, they found Tashonda Birden and Sykes, who identified himself as Jamie Smith, inside arguing. When asked for his middle initial, they say Sykes told them he did not have one and then ran towards an apartment, attempting to get inside.

During their pursuit, Sykes allegedly slammed the door on an officer’s hand in an attempt to escape.

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