Metro East Man Arrested in Jerseyville After Multi-County Pursuit

By Benjamin Cox on November 17, 2023 at 1:15pm

A Randolph County man was arrested in Carrollton early Saturday morning after a chase with police.

46-year old Jermaine M. Moffitt of Evansville, Illinois was cited by Carrollton & Jerseyville Police for illegal transportation of alcohol, aggravated driving under the influence, aggravated fleeing or eluding police, aggravated battery to a peace officer, criminal damage to state supported property, obstructing justice, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, illegal possession of a weapon by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, illegal possession of adult use cannabis, and armed violence. Moffitt was arrested on a pursuit from Greene into Jersey County on U.S. 67 overnight Saturday.

Moffitt remains in custody at the Greene County Jail. He has officially been charged with unlawful possession of a stolen firearm, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, aggravated fleeing or eluding police, and driving under the influence of alcohol. According to charging documents, Moffitt was operating a 1987 Chevy sedan southbound on U.S. 67 while under the influence alcohol in a high speed chase in an attempt to elude police from a traffic stop. Once stopped, officers located an allegedly stolen 40 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun in the vehicle.

Moffitt made his first appearance in Greene County Court on Monday and was ordered to pretrial detention. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing with counsel coming up this Monday.