Arrest made following attempt to flee service of an arrest warrant

Saturday, December 29 at approximately 1 p.m., the Waukon Police Department and Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve an arrest warrant on a subject at The Stoney Creek Inn in Waukon. While attempting to make contact, the subject fled from a second-story window of the building. He was apprehended a short time later at a residence on Second Street SW in Waukon and the public was not at risk.

As a result, 37-year-old Jonathan A. Steele of Farmersburg was arrested for a Wisconsin-issued arrest warrant on a probation violation. He was also charged with interference with official acts and violation of a no-contact order in Allamakee County. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Steele made an initial court appearance Monday, December 30 at the Allamakee County Courthouse. During that time, Magistrate Barry Mueller dismissed the interference with official acts charge. Steele was still jailed in Allamakee County at the start of the new year pending extradition for the Wisconsin arrest warrant, a hearing for which took place January 7 and resulted in an order for Steele to be transferred to the custody of State of Wisconsin officials.

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