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UPDATE: Steens man facing charges in Monroe County after manhunt

Jacob Conn | Photo: Monroe County Jail

The man captured during Monday’s manhunt in west Alabama faces several criminal charges in Monroe County.

Posted: Jan. 2, 2019 10:34 AM
Updated: Jan. 2, 2019 2:28 PM

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - The man captured during Monday’s manhunt in west Alabama faces several criminal charges in Monroe County.

Jacob Conn, 25, is charged with felony fleeing and simple assault on a law enforcement officer, as well as DUI and three counts malicious mischief.

On Monday, Dec. 31, deputies attempted to question Conn about a morning fire in Lowndes County. He allegedly rammed a deputy’s vehicle and fled.

The ensuing chase ended in Lamar County, Alabama, after Conn crashed his vehicle and ran into a nearby wooded area.

He was captured later that day.

RELATED: Subject of manhunt in Lamar County, Alabama, has been captured 

Lowndes County investigators are trying to see if Conn is connected to several fires at a Lowndes County business.

RELATED: Lowndes County fire at P&R Scrap Metal 

Conn is currently in the Monroe County jail.

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