The Glen Carbon Police Department announced today that two recent home invasion cases in the town have been solved and charges filed against three suspects.
The first incident occurred in the 4500 block of S. Illinois Route 159 at about 12:07 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15. Two suspects reportedly forced their way into the home, attacked a man and fled in a dark-colored van. The man suffered minor injuries to his face, torso, and arm with a cutting instrument.
Police said several incidents in the past few years have occurred at the residence, but the Dec. 15 incident is believed to be unrelated.
Richard W. Taylor, 29, of the 11000 block of Summerfield Street in Trenton and William J. Kampwerth, of the 3000 block of N. Oak Street in Carlinville face three felony charges for the incident. Each was charged with Class x home invasion, Class 1 residential burglary and Class 3 aggravated battery.
Police are seeking Taylor who is at large. Kampwerth is in custody with the Illinois Department of Corrections. Bond for both was set at $200,000.
Two days after the first home invasion, another occurred in the first block of Peachtree Lane. Police responded at about 1:42 a.m. on Dec. 17 to a report of a home invasion in progress.
Several Glen Carbon officers arrived on the scene almost immediately, police said, but the suspect had fled prior to their arrival. The lone person home at the time suffered a bloody lip and scratches during the incident, but was able to fend off further attacks.
After a joint investigation by the Edwardsville and Glen Carbon police departments, John M. Buckey, 28, of the 200 block of Liberty Street in Edwardsville, was charged with a Class X felony count of home invasion.
Buckey’s bond was set at $500,000. He is currently held in the Madison County Jail in Edwardsville.