Bar fight witness found to be fugitive, now facing felony charges 16 May 12

A witness to a bar fight in Faribault now faces charges after police found he was wanted on felony warrants in two other states.

Zechariah Dirk Jans, 22, of Faribault, was identified as a witness to a fight in front of a bar in downtown Faribault around 12:30 a.m. Monday. When authorities checked Jans’s license, they found that he was wanted on a drug warrant in Iowa, and on an additional warrant in Illinois.

Jans now faces a felony charge in Rice County of being a fugitive from justice from another state.

Jans is being held at the Rice County Jail pending extradition to Iowa. Illinois court officials said they will then extradite Jans from Iowa.