Fugitive found in Missouri

Published 11/01 2012 01:52PM

Updated 11/01 2012 05:41PM

DECATUR -- A fugitive wanted for first degree murder is being held in a St. Louis-area jail on weapons charges. 25-year old Jermine Hubbert is accused of killing 31-year old Tobias Jarrett at a club hosting a Super Bowl party in February.

Hubbert was arrested in Missouri after a squad car with a license plate recognition system indicated the owner of a car had a warrant on file. When officers tried to conduct a traffic stop, the driver and passenger took off on foot.

The passenger, who was later identified as Hubbert, originally gave police a false name and fake ID from Mississippi. Hubbert and 25-year old Jacobe Jarrett (no relation to the victim), both of Decatur, were named suspects in the shooting at the Night Owl Motorcycle Club, on February 6, about 1:30 am.

Jarrett was arrested in April and arraigned on Class X charges of attempted first degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. At the time of the shooting, he was out on bond in connection with a 2009 attempted murder and narcotics charge.

In May, he pleaded guilty to a drug dealing charge and was sentenced to seven years in prison. He's due in circuit court later this month for a pre-trial hearing in the murder case.

Hubbert has served four terms in prison for convictions ranging from drug dealing to violating a bail bond to aggravated DUI. He was released from prison four months before the Jarrett slaying. Three others were also injured in that shooting.

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