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On 07-01-16 at 12:08 a.m., officers from the Janesville Police Department began conducting surveillance of a residence in the 200 block of E. Racine St. The officers were looking for Royal Powell, who had a warrant out of the Department of Corrections (DOC). Powell also had pending charges that stemmed from another recent incident.
At 1:15 a.m. a vehicle left the residence and Powell was suspected to be inside that vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle at Lions Quik Mart, 104 E. Racine St. The investigating officers found the vehicle was being driven by a male named Curtis Lee and also occupied by a female, Ebony Kimball. No other passengers were visible.
A JPD K9 alerted on the vehicle, which allowed a search of the vehicle. Once the officers opened the trunk of the vehicle, they found Powell inside. The officers were able to handcuff Powell while he was still in the trunk. Once Powell was removed from the trunk he began threatening officers and refused to get into a squad car. Powell had to be pulled into the squad by officers. While in the squad, Powell kicked the windows and an officer.
While this incident was occurring, several of Powell’s friends arrived at the gas station, which created a more tense situation. Deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Department responded to assist. One of those people who arrived at the gas station, Nando Enis, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct.
Royal Powell was transported to the Rock County Jail, where he is currently being held on the DOC warrant and other charges. The driver of the vehicle, Curtis Lee, was arrested for Harboring/Aiding a Felon and was held at the Rock County Jail. The passenger, Ebony Kimball, was arrested for Party To The Crime of Harboring/Aiding a Felon and was held at the Rock County Jail. Nando Enis was released with a court date for his Disorderly Conduct charge.
Royal L. Powell m/b 33 years old
Department of Corrections Warrant
2 Counts Battery to Law Enforcement
Expelling Bodily Fluids at Law Enforcement
Resisting an Officer
Disorderly Conduct While Armed (previous incident)
Criminal Damage to Property (previous incident)
Curtis Lee m/b 32 years old
Harboring/Aiding a Felon
Ebony C. Kimball f/b 27 years old
Party to the Crime of Harboring/Aiding a Felon
Nando M. Enis m/b 20 years old
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