Officer still hospitalized, parolee sought

April 4, 2008 11:22:52 AM PDT
The injured probation officer has NOT been released from the hospital as was reported Thursday. A decision to keep the injured officer longer was made just prior to his impending release. He is still, however, listed in good condition. The injured officer received multiple staples to close a significant wound to his head. A man who fled from parole officers attempting to take him into custody Wednesday night, is still on the loose. Jefferey Krahn struck and injured two probation and parole officers with his vehicle as he fled.

Officers from multiple agencies continued to comb through New Castle County over night and the Honda Ridgeline Krahn fled the scene in was located early Thursday morning, in the development of Chelsea Estates.

On April 2, 2008, at shortly before 8:00 p.m., two Probation and Parole Officers were eating at the Seasons Pizza at 903 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, when a man identified as Jeffrey Krahn, 24, last known to reside in the Glasgow area, entered the dining room. One of the probation officers recognized Krahn as a subject currently wanted by Probation and Parole for violating his probation. Krahn apparently also took notice to the officers and in turn walked out of the dining room and outside into the parking lot.

The Probation and Parole Officers followed Krahn outside and ordered him to stop. He ignored their commands and got into a red or maroon Honda Ridgeline, with a Pennsylvania registration plate. As Krahn began to pull away, one of the officers was struck by the Honda.

The two Probation and Parole Officers then fired several shots at Krahn's vehicle as he drove at the second officer. The second officer was then struck by the Honda head on and landed on the truck's hood. The vehicle then came to a sudden stop at which time the second probation officer was thrown to the ground striking his head on the pavement.

Jeffrey Krahn fled the scene southbound on Route 13 and his whereabouts are currently unknown. It is also unknown if he is injured. He is believed to have ties to Glasgow, Elkton and Wilmington. Krahn is currently wanted on several capiases and is also wanted by the New Castle County Police for a weapons violation. He is described as a white male, 5'11", 170 pounds with red hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information pertaining to this case is asked to call the Delaware State Police at 302.739.2469 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333.


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