Felon Jacob Vereecken at large again in Rockford, after strangling, beating woman

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27-year-old felon Jacob Vereecken is once again at large in Rockford, this time wanted by police for allegedly strangling and beating a woman he was in a domestic relationship with.

On Friday, April 26th, shortly before 7:30 p.m., Rockford Police were called to the 800 block of Mattis Avenue where they met a 26-year-old victim who said she had been battered and strangled by Vereecken.

The woman was able to escape and was taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Vereecken was charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery and Unlawful Restraint. He is currently at large.

In April of 2018, police officers swarmed a house on the 500 block of Brooke Road on a tip that Vereecken may have been inside. He was wanted on a parole violation and was apprehended a few days later.

Vereecken is a known gang member, according to police.

Vereecken was imprisoned for armed robbery to the Red Roof Inn on E. State Street on August of 2010.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900.

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