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Man who jumped from 11th story of Syracuse building was sex offender, state says

6-21-17 New York:

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A parolee who police said jumped to his death from the 11th floor of an apartment building Tuesday was a sex offender who had been been convicted of sexually assaulting a girl.

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision issued a statement Wednesday night identifying the parolee as Jason A. Jock.

Syracuse police said around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday officers were called to the Skyline Apartments at 753 James St. to investigate a suicide. Officers met with state parole officers who were already there.

Parole officers had taken Jock -- who lived at the building, according to state records -- into custody late Tuesday for a parole violation, police said.

While he was in custody Jock used a phone to call a family member, police said, and then "broke free" from parole officers and ran toward an open window on the 11th story of the apartment building. He jumped from the window and fell to his death, police said.

The corrections department said Jock was being supervised by New York state for the sexual assault of a child in Colorado, but provided no other information other than to say it was working with Syracuse police.

According to state records Jock, 37, was a level 2 sex offender. He was convicted of sexual assault on a child in a case from 2000 involving a 13-year-old girl. He received 10 years in prison, according to records. ..Source.. by Ken Sturtz

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