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Crime Files: Michael Jiles


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) –   Cops say 34-year old Michael Jiles Jr. is a  dangerous guy who’ll do whatever it takes to stay out of jail.

When detectives went to arrest him last year on 6 felony warrants for assault and battery and threatening to murder, he didn’t go easily.

“He was able to get out the back door, ran a block but officers caught him. One of them had to go back in so 1 officer stayed at the police car to watch him,” said Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney.

That’s when Jiles went crazy in the unmarked cruiser.

“He kicked out the windows of the police car.  Police had to tackle him and pepper spray him to subdue him. This guy  is dangerous,” added Delaney.

That incident added resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer to the list of charges against him.

He went before a judge but was a no show for his next court date.

“This is a guy who’s hell bent on not being arrested even in handcuffs he tries to get away,” said Delaney.

Police believe Michael Jiles is still in Western Mass.  So keep your eyes open in case you cross paths with this wanted criminal.   Your tip could help put him behind bars.

If you have any information about Michael Jiles you’re asked to call police or text them an anonymous tip at  crimes or  2-7-4-6-3-7 and in the message type solve and your tip.