Toulon couple had protective order against alleged killer

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

TOULON, Ill. -- A Stark County couple had obtained a court protective order against the man accused of fatally shooting them after allegedly killing a sheriff's deputy.

Court records show that James and Janet Geisenhagen gave statements against Curtis Thompson when he was accused of assaulting another man in 1993. Thompson was convicted and placed on two years' probation -- with the condition that he have no contact with any member of the Geisenhagens' or the victim's family.

The Geisenhagens' statements were not in the court file, and State's Attorney Jim Owens could not be reached for comment at his office Monday.

Police allege Thompson, 60, broke into the Geisenhagen home and killed the couple, both age 43, Friday night after killing Deputy Adam Streicher, 23, who was trying to serve an arrest warrant on Thompson for failing to appear in court on an assault case.

Investigators said Thompson met Streicher at his doorstep and shot him in his carport, then took his weapon and police cruiser and drove to the Geisenhagen home around the corner. Thompson was later stopped at a roadblock and wounded in a shootout with officers from at least four jurisdictions.

Thompson was listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound Monday at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, about 28 miles southeast of Toulon. Neither the hospital nor investigators would describe his injuries.

James Geisenhagen's mother, Ardell Geisenhagen, declined to comment Monday. Family friends said she was making funeral arrangements.

Neighbors and town residents describe Thompson as anti-social and having a violent streak.

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