Arnold business owner arrested after allegedly fleeing authorities on multiple occasions | Fire Police


Adam Lee Janssen, 37, who owns a business in Arnold, has been charged with numerous felonies in Jefferson and St. Louis counties. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office took him into custody on Dec. 1 after he allegedly evaded law enforcement on several occasions.

Janssen, president of Quality Pavement Group in Arnold, has unincorporated Fenton and St. Louis listed addresses, court documents show.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Grant Bissell said a Jefferson County deputy met Janssen, who was driving a Ford F-250 without license plates, at around 7.20 p.m. on December 1 near the intersection of Meadow Drive and New Sugar Creek Road in Fenton unincorporated. The deputy tried to stop him, but Janssen reportedly fled. The deputy did not continue with the pickup, according to the report.

Shortly after, a detective from the Sheriff’s Office saw the pickup and Janssen outside a house in the 900 block of Winter Park Drive in the Fenton area. Detective recognized Janssen from photos linked to warrants issued for his arrests in Jefferson and St. Louis counties, the sheriff’s office reported.

After three deputies arrived, the detective and deputies approached Janssen. He allegedly ran away from the detective, but encountered one of the deputies. Janssen then allegedly punched the deputy in the back of the head and grabbed the deputy’s stick, according to the report.

After that Janssen fell and a deputy used a stun gun on him. Janssen was arrested and taken to an area hospital for examination before taking him to Jefferson County Jail, according to the report.

At the hospital, Janssen reportedly attempted to escape and a deputy had a physical altercation with him there, and Janssen allegedly took the deputy’s weapon. The deputy used a stun gun on Janssen and overpowered him, according to the report.

After the altercation, Janssen was allowed to be taken to prison, where he was arrested and detained. The sheriff’s office will file a complaint against him through the prosecutor’s office for assaulting a law enforcement officer, the crime of resisting arrest, tampering in the first degree, disarming a law enforcement officer. peace and escape attempt, Bissell said.

Four days earlier, Arnold Police and Illinois State Police attempted to arrest Janssen, Cpl. said Brett Ackermann.

At around 1:10 a.m. on November 27, an Arnold police officer saw Janssen driving a red ATV near his business at 2503 Arnold Tenbrook Road. The officer, knowing that Janssen was wanted, attempted to stop him. However, he allegedly rushed out of the office and the officer did not chase the ATV, according to the report.

At approximately 1:35 a.m. the same day, a detective saw Janssen driving a 2020 Toyota 4Runner near Sunrise Drive and Arnold Tenbrook Road. The SUV had Tennessee license plates and towed a white enclosed utility trailer with a Minnesota license plate, Arnold police reported.

The detective tried to stop Janssen, but he allegedly ran away again. Detective chased Janssen down Arnold Tenbrook Road to Telegraph Road, where other officers had deployed spiked tapes to stop the fleeing SUV, according to the report.

The spiked tapes flattened a trailer tire, but Janssen reportedly continued to flee from the officers. Arnold police chased the 4Runner on I-255 but stopped chasing Janssen when he drove into Illinois, the report said.

Illinois State Police continued to pursue Janssen to Dupo, Ill., Where Dupo Police deployed spike bands that disabled the SUV. However, Janssen reportedly escaped the police and went to a Union Pacific Railroad yard.

At the marshalling yard, Janssen got into a van that a Union Pacific employee was driving, and Janssen allegedly asked the man to pull him away from the yard and drop him off somewhere. The UP employee later told Illinois State Police he was afraid of Janssen and did as he was told to do. The employee also allegedly identified Janssen from a photo Illinois State Police showed him, Arnold Police reported.

Authorities have learned that the SUV Janssen was driving earlier had been reported stolen in Nashville. The trailer and ATV were reported stolen outside of Minnesota, authorities reported.

Arnold police arrested Janssen at around 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 after an encounter outside Walmart at 2201 Michigan Ave. where officers saw Janssen driving a 2012 Buick LaCrosse that allegedly had a temporary false tag attached to it. at one of its windows. Janssen pulled over for the police, and a police dog was called and indicated that there were drugs in the car. Officers allegedly found capsules containing a substance believed to be fentanyl in the car and arrested Janssen, according to the report.

Janssen was taken to the police station, where he was booked and released pending a warrant application. Arnold police have sent the substance officers found in the car to be tested in a lab, and based on the results of the test, they will seek to indict Janssen through the DA’s office for possession. of a controlled substance, Ackermann said.

After being freed by Arnold’s police, Janssen reportedly went to K&K Auto Repair around 1:30 p.m. on November 3 to retrieve the LaCrosse. However, he would not have waited for the employees to give him the keys to the car, and instead, he entered an area that only employees are allowed to access, took two key rings and left, according to the report.

On November 4, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office charged Janssen with first-degree burglary, a Class B felony, and theft, a Class A misdemeanor, for allegedly entering a restricted area and taking the gates. – Keys to K&K Car Repair in Arnold, court documents said.

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office also charged Janssen in June with receiving stolen property, a Class D felony, following a police arrest of Arnold in January when officers allegedly found stolen items in his business, according to court records.

Ackermann said police in Arnold believed they also located items stolen from Janssen’s business in August, October and November. He said the department was seeking charges against Janssen through the prosecutor’s office for possession of stolen property.

Janssen also faces charges in St. Louis County for illegal possession, transport, manufacture, repair or sale of an illegal weapon; illegal use of a firearm; and first-degree falsification of a motor vehicle, all Class D crimes, following an arrest in October, court documents show.

Class B felony carries a sentence of five to 15 years in prison, and class D crimes carry a sentence of up to seven years in prison. A Class A misdemeanor carries a penalty of up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $ 2,000.

Ackermann said Arnold’s police are also planning to press charges against Janssen for failing to yield to a law enforcement officer and for resisting arrest.

Ackermann also said the Monroe County, Illinois, district attorney’s office filed a complaint against Janssen for possession of a stolen vehicle.

Janssen was being held at the Jefferson County Jail, Ackermann said.


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