From Marengo Police:
AGGRAVATED DISCHARGE OF FIREARM (ARRESTS)
On October 26th, just prior to 9:00 p.m., the Marengo Police Department responded to a residence located in the 500 block of Kennedy Drive for a report of a subject with a gun.
Due to the seriousness of the situation, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department was requested to the scene as well.
Once on scene, officers discovered multiple bullet holes in the exterior of the residence and were unable to make contact with anyone there. It was found that nobody was present at the residence.
A short time later, Belvidere Police responded to an address in their jurisdiction and located a victim suffering from injuries believed to have occurred at the location in Marengo.
The injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening.
It was learned that an altercation occurred involving at least one male suspect and the female victim.
During the altercation, the male pistol-whipped the female and left the residence.
It is believed that the male suspect got into the driver seat of a vehicle, driving back past the residence, at which time the male subject fired multiple rounds at the residence and fled the scene.
At the time of the shooting, there were two juveniles present in the vehicle.
Through information developed in this investigation, the male subject was identified as 23 year old Jacob Mains of 610 McKinley Ave, Belvidere, IL.
At approximately 9:58 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 610 McKinley Avenue, Belvidere, IL, the Marengo Police Department arrested Jacob Mains for the following alleged offenses:
- Aggravated Discharge of Firearm (Class 1 Felony)
- Aggravated Battery – Deadly Weapon (Class 3 Felony)
- Unlawful Use of Weapon by Felony (Class 3 Felony)
- Endangering Health/Life of Child (2 counts) (Class A Misdemeanor)
Additionally, a female resident from where the incident occurred was found to have been present in the car and is the mother of the two children who were present in the car at the time of the shooting.
She was identified as 36 year old Jennifer Luttrell of 530 Kennedy Drive, Marengo, IL.
At approximately 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, November, 22, 2023, at the Marengo Police Department, Jennifer Luttrell was arrested for the following alleged offenses:
- Obstruction of Justice (Class 4 Felony
- Endangering Health/Life of Child (3 counts) (Class A Misdemeanor)
Jacob Mains was transferred to the custody of the McHenry County Jail at approximately 2 p.m. on 11/22/2023.
Jennifer Luttrell was arrested and released from Marengo PD.
This is still an active investigation.
If anyone has any information that may pertain to this case, they are asked to contact this agency.
The Marengo Police would like to thank the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department and the Belvidere Police Department for their assistance with this case.
The Marengo Police Department wishes to remind the public that a charge is merely an accusation and all those charged are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.