Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity Plea From Driver Who Struck Police Officer

A Greene County judge accepted a not guilty plea by reason of insanity from the man accused of intentionally ramming his car into a Springfield Police officer in 2020.

Jon Routh faced assault charges and armed criminal action charges for injuring Officer Mark Priebe in June of 2020.

Officer Priebe’s family accepted his plea during the court appearance Tuesday.

Routh was driving in circles in the parking lot of police department headquarters when Officer Priebe confronted him.

Routh ran into Officer Priebe dragging him until the car struck a barrier.