Lyle convict will serve six months after violationPublished 10:10am Monday, August 19, 2013
A Lyle man convicted for hiding in a cornfield and standing off with police and deputies last year has been sent to prison after violating probation.
Brian Jerome Jansen, 43, was sentenced Thursday in Mower County Court to one year and one day in prison but given credit for 183 days already served in jail. He was charged on Aug. 5 for violating an order for protection with two or more previous convictions, a felony. While Jansen pleaded not guilty to that charge on Thursday, he requested to serve the time on his previous sentencing.
Deputies arrested Jansen on Aug. 2 at the Lyle home, according to the court complaint, after he reportedly absconded from court-ordered treatment earlier that week.
A woman said Jansen was in the home; however, Jansen barricaded himself inside and would not come out for deputies, the complaint added. Deputies called the Special Incident Response Team as they feared Jansen would be dangerous, given his past conviction. In that case, Jansen hid in a cornfield on July 11, 2012, with a shotgun before he was later arrested and convicted for possession of a short-barrel shotgun, a felony, and fourth-degree assault of a peace officer, a gross misdemeanor.
According to the recent court complaint, Jansen was hiding in an attic but was arrested without further incident when authorities found him. He has a pretrial set for Nov. 15.