A Geneva man was charged with Aggravated Assault — Use of a Deadly Weapon and six felony drug charges following a Tuesday (Dec. 18, 2018) driving altercation in the parking lot of the St. Charles Meijer store.
“This was a senseless incident that happened in a crowded parking lot,” St. Charles Deputy Chief Erik Mahan said. “Thankfully no one was seriously injured or killed.”
According to a St. Charles Police Department news release, Robert J. Brouillette, 23, of the 600 block of Illinois Street in Geneva, has been charged with:
- 1 Count, Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor (Class X felony)
- 1 Count, Manufacture/Deliver Controlled Substance (Class 3 felony)
- 3 Counts, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class 4 felony)
- 1 Count, Aggravated Assault – Use Deadly Weapon (Class A misdemeanor)
Officers from the St. Charles Police Department were dispatched at 2:11 p.m. Tuesday to the report of a driving altercation in the parking lot for Meijer, 855 S. Randall Road, police said. Callers reported that one person involved had a handgun and that a physical altercation was taking place.
When officers arrived, they found one male subject on top of Brouillette attempting to keep him on the ground. The subject told officers as they arrived that Brouillette had a gun.
Officers took control of Brouillette and did recover a 9mm handgun, police said.
Through a subsequent investigation, police learned that the two individuals encountered one another while driving through the parking lot.
Brouillette reportedly turned in front of and cut off the other driver. The other driver then followed Brouillette’s vehicle and stopped his vehicle near where Brouillette had parked.
Brouillette then allegedly approached the vehicle and pointed a gun at the driver. A physical altercation ensued, resulting in the driver holding Brouillette on the ground until police arrived.
Brouillette was found to have a valid Illinois Firearm Owners ID Card but did not have a concealed carry license.
A subsequent search of Brouillette’s vehicle revealed a second magazine for the handgun, six knives and several items in various forms, which tested positive for the presence of controlled substances.
Brouillette was taken in to custody and transported to Delnor Hospital with minor injuries from the physical altercation, police said. He was then taken to the St. Charles Police Department, where he was charged.
Brouillette was brought to the Kane County Jail for a bond hearing on Dec. 19. His bail was set at $100,000.
The North Central Narcotics Task Force Assisted with the investigation of this case.
SOURCE: St. Charles Police Department news release
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