Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty to Police Chase, Burglary

Jordan Anthony Anco Photo: Washington County
Jordan Anthony Anco

August 13, 2018 03:40 PM

After originally pleading not guilty last month, a Wisconsin man pleaded guilty on three counts Monday in his involvement with a police chase and burglary that happened in June.

Jordan Anthony Anco, 28, pleaded guilty on Monday in Washington County to receiving stolen property, fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and third-degree burglary. Authorities say he stole from Target and lead officers on a chase through a Cottage Grove neighborhood, ending the pursuit by breaking into a garage and initiating a standoff with a SWAT team.


RELATED: Man Pleads Not Guilty in Connection to Cottage Grove Police Pursuit

Anco's sentencing will be held on Oct. 23.

According to a criminal complaint, Cottage Grove police officer responded to Target just before 12:30 p.m. on June 1 on a report of a theft in progress.

As the officer approached the suspect's vehicle, the suspect—later identified as Anco—pushed the cart full of stolen goods into another car, then hit a squad car, a parked car and the cart as he sped away from the parking lot.

The officer followed Anco "for many miles as he drove through red lights, made sharp and erratic turns, crashed into businesses, and ultimately ended up driving on 80th street going the wrong way," according to the complaint.

Another officer joined the chase, and on 80th Street, a truck trying to turn into Anco's vehicle missed and hit the second officer's car, damaging it and injuring the officer.

As the first officer continued to try to stop Anco's vehicle, Anco drove onto a front yard on the 6900 block of Hadley Avenue, then continued into the backyard, according to the complaint. Anco allegedly drove in between several more houses before smashing into a garage door, then reversing "at top speed" directly into the officer's car, smashing the front end and injuring the officer.

Anco's car eventually got stuck between a fence and a detached garage. He allegedly ran from the car and crawled over a fence in the backyard of a house on the 8800 block of Granada Avenue South. The complaint states he entered the garage after an officer confronted him.

RELATED: Cottage Grove Squad Car Struck During Pursuit

A SWAT team from the Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to aid in the standoff. They made several attempts to get Anco out of the garage, including using tear gas. Eventually, the team entered the garage and found Anco hiding in the trunk of a car in the garage, according to the complaint.

The complaint states Anco refused to cooperate and was injured as officers tried to restrain him. He was hospitalized.

The vehicle Anco drove during the chase was stolen, according to the complaint, and the garage he broke into was not his.


Tommy Wiita

Copyright 2018 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company


President Trump hails deal on budget, debt ceiling

Lakeville teen lands dream job after going public with job-hunt challanges

Al Franken says he 'absolutely' regrets resigning from Senate

Suspect charged, victim identified in St. Paul homicide