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Knoxville Man Arrested for String of Crimes Committed in Marion County

Joel Allen Followill Intake Photo [1]

An ongoing investigation conducted by the Pella Police Department, with assistance from the Des Moines Police Department led to the arrest Tuesday night of Joel Allen Followill of Knoxville. Followill is charged with Burglary 3rd degree, a class D felony, for entering an unauthorized area not open to the public at Van Essen Auto in Pella. He was also charged with two counts of Theft 2nd degree, also class D felonies, for the theft of radiators, and up to seven catalytic converters in the area. An additional charge of Ongoing Criminal Conduct, a class B felony was also added to the list of charges. Followill was already being held in the Marion County Jail for an unrelated warrant.