OXFORD, PA — The Oxford Police Department has released a statement that on Monday, September 25, 2023, at 10:30 AM, Jaime Jimenez-Juarez had turned himself in. Jimenez-Juarez, who had been wanted on an active arrest warrant, was processed and transported to central booking for arraignment. A preliminary hearing is pending.
Jimenez-Juarez faces charges in connection with Aggravated Assault, Evading Arrest, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Fighting to Avoid Apprehension, Simple Assault, among other related charges.
The criminal complaint alleges that on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 3:45 PM, an Oxford Borough Police Officer attempted to arrest the 34-year-old Jimenez-Juarez under a Driving Under the Influence warrant out of the Pennsylvania State Police Avondale barracks. The officer, who was in a marked patrol vehicle and in uniform, had good faith that the warrant was valid. Juarez, however, fled on foot, leading to a pursuit that resulted in the officer falling down a twenty-foot embankment and striking his head on a hard surface.
The officer was rendered unconscious due to the fall and was transported via ambulance to a nearby trauma hospital facility for treatment. Investigators reviewed video camera footage which helped identify Jimenez-Juarez as the man involved in the incident.
The Oxford Police Department received assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police, Chester County Detectives, Chester County District Attorney’s Office, West Fallowfield Township Police, Southern Chester County Regional Police, Oxford Ambulance, and Medic 94 in this case. The injured officer was released from the hospital on September 21, 2023.
This unfortunate incident serves as a stark reminder of the inherent risks that law enforcement officers courageously face on a daily basis while fearlessly executing their duties to ensure public safety and uphold the rule of law.
Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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