3rd suspect sought in home invasion

By Maggie Hockenberry

Published 08/15 2014 11:33AM

Updated 08/18 2014 03:18PM

Update: 6:03 pm, 8/15/14, Friday
RANTOUL -- Two men were arrested for a home invasion. 19-year old Deion Williams and 28-year old Anthony Goodwin are both in custody. Police are searching for a third suspect. WCIA-3's Maggie Hockenberry talks with the victim.

He says it was a pretty terrifying experience. There were four people in the apartment when the men broke in. They say one man forced his way in and held them at gunpoint.

Police were called to the Love Apartments, on Harmon Drive after shots were fired. Benjamin Bruce was home at the time. Bruce and his friends were inside their apartment when there was a knock on the door.

"As soon as I opened it, they pushed it in. They had a gun in their hand."

The people inside were told to stay in the living room while Bruce says a man held them at gunpoint. The other two men went to the back bedrooms.

"They started going through my roommate's room trying to find whatever was stolen."

Their other roommate was home and snuck out a back window to call police. Bruce was still inside trying to get the three men to leave.

"That's when he pointed the gun at my head, so I pushed it away and then he swung at me again. I think that's when I got the cut on the side of my head."

During the fight, Bruce got a cut on his face and also his scalp. Bruce says he was scared for his life.

"I might die, that was really it, you know. I thought I was going to get shot."

Police are still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Rantoul Police
(217) 893 - 0991
Original: 5:02, 8/15/14, Friday
RANTOUL -- Police say they're looking for a man involved in a home invasion. Two men have already been arrested. Police responded to an apartment in the 1300-block of Harmon Drive, about 10:15 pm, Thursday.

The caller said three men forced their way inside an apartment and fired a gun. When police arrived, they found three black males, dressed in all-dark clothing, leaving the area. They say, when those men saw the officers, they fled.

Police say they caught one man immediately; 19-year old Deion Williams. He's charged with home invasion, armed violence and resisting arrest.

Another suspect, 28-year old Anthony Goodwin, was caught several blocks away. He's charged with home invasion, armed violence, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police say the third suspect has not been found, but a handgun and other evidence was recovered in the area. The investigation continues.

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