Sex offender Medina charged after leading officers on 2 chases - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Sex offender Medina charged after leading officers on 2 chases

Posted: Dec 13, 2017 9:57 AM Updated:

Jeffrey J. Medina is facing criminal charges after leading law enforcement officers on two chase through Helena.

Medina faces several charges, including two counts of felony criminal endangerment and two counts of failing to register as a sex offender.

He appeared via video in Lewis & Clark County Justice Court on Tuesday.

Charging documents say Medina was seen leaving a residence in March known to contain a large shipment of methamphetamine.

When officers tried to pull Medina over, he led them on a chase through Helena.

The chase allegedly included the suspect speeding through school zones.

Medina escaped when officers called off the chase due to safety issues.

The next day, he eluded officers once again, reportedly endangering other drivers and pedestrians and speeding through more school zones.

Prosecutors say the 38-year-old suspect is a Tier 1 sex offender who failed to report a change of address to Probation & Parole.

He’s also charged with felony bail jumping on a drug trafficking charge that was scheduled to go to trial earlier this year.

Medina also faces four misdemeanor charges.

According to the Montana Department of Corrections, Medina has convictions in Cascade County for sexual assault, theft, and burglary.

According to the Montana Sexual/Violent Offender Registry, the victim in the sexual assault case was a 12-year old girl.

Bond for Medina was set at $75,000.

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