ST. CHARLES – A Geneva man was charged with aggravated assault and six felony drug charges on Dec. 18 after a driving altercation in the parking lot in front of the Meijer store along Randall Road.
Robert J. Brouillette, 23, of the 600 block of Illinois Street, has been charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault – use of a deadly weapon along with unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursor, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and the manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, all felonies.
At 2:11 p.m. Dec. 18, officers from the St. Charles Police Department responded to the report of a driving altercation in the parking lot at Meijer, 855 S. Randall Road, according to a release from the St. Charles Police Department. Callers reported that one person involved had a handgun and that a physical altercation was taking place, the release stated.
Officers arrived and 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, according to the release. Officers took control of Brouillette and recovered a 9mm handgun, the release stated.
Through a subsequent investigation, officers learned 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 release stated.
The other driver then followed Brouillette’s vehicle and stopped his vehicle near where Brouillette had parked. Brouillette then allegedly approached the other vehicle and pointed a gun at the other driver, according to the release.
A physical altercation then ensued, resulting in the other driver holding Brouillette on the ground until police arrived, the release stated. Brouillette was found to have a valid Illinois Firearm Owners Identification card, but did not have a Concealed Carry License, the release stated.
A search of Brouillette’s vehicle revealed a second magazine for the handgun, six knives and several items in various forms that tested positive for the presence of controlled substances, the release stated. Brouillette was taken into custody and was initially transported to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva with minor injuries from the physical altercation, according to the release.
He is being held in the Kane County Jail on a $100,000 bond. His next court date is set for Dec. 27.
The North Central Narcotics Task Force assisted with the investigation of the case.