WEST CHESTER, PA — On Tuesday, Judge Alita Rovito sentenced 20-year-old Jalin Dill of Coatesville to 4½ -11 years in prison for assaulting a Coatesville police officer after fleeing in a car and on foot in April 2021, announced Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan. He was found guilty of aggravated assault against the police, fleeing and eluding, and related charges in May 2022.
“Law enforcement risks their lives every day to keep communities safe,” said Ryan. “Jalin Dill endangered that officer’s life and everyone else in that vicinity during this incident. We thank the City of Coatesville Police Department for their continued and tireless work to keep their community safe.”
According to information presented in court, on April 6, 2021, a Coatesville City police officer followed the defendant’s car after a traffic violation by USA Gas on E. Lincoln Hwy in Coatesville. The defendant did not stop when the officer activated his lights and siren, instead driving away at a high rate of speed.
The defendant then crashed his car into a utility pole and fled on foot before being apprehended by the officer. The defendant ignored all commands to stop, shoved the officer numerous times, and choked him around his neck, restricting his ability to breathe and causing bruising. Four other officers were finally able to take the defendant into custody.
Coatesville City Police are credited with the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Dill. ADA Justin Roberts was assigned prosecutor by the Chester County District Attorney’s Office.
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