Man Arrested for Murder Has a History of Run-ins with Police

Man Arrested for Murder Has a History of Run-ins with Police
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ANTIOCH — A man with a history of run-ins with police is in custody on suspicion of murder. Walnut Creek police detained Jacob L. Crooks, 29, who was arrested subsequently by Antioch PD on April 8.

Crooks allegedly fatally shot 36-year-old Frank James on March 27. The gunshot victim was found dead inside a parked vehicle, on the 600 block of East 18th Street in Antioch. An investigation was conducted by Antioch crime scene investigators and detectives from the violent crime unit.

Surveillance camera video and other evidence led Antioch detectives to obtain a Ramey Warrant for Crooks. Information about the suspect was shared with nearby law enforcement agencies.

On April 8, Walnut Creek police contacted Crooks during a traffic enforcement stop. The suspect was subsequently arrested by Antioch police. Crooks who is from Antioch recently lived in San Pablo.

Crooks was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility, where he remains in custody in lieu of $1,350,000 bond. The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing charges against him.

Crooks was on probation at the time of his latest arrest. He has prior convictions for firearm possession by a felon or narcotic addict, and for carrying a loaded firearm. He was previously convicted for assault by force likely to cause great bodily injury, and possession of an assault weapon.

The same man has been arrested five times since 2021. His previous arrests concerned attempted murder, firearms, possession of a controlled substance, among other offenses.

Man Arrested for Murder Has a History of Run-ins with Police was last modified: April 18th, 2024 by admin
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Jim Emerson is a northern California writer covering crime and arrest related news in the Bay Area - focusing primarily on Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties.

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