Murphysboro Man Charged with Stealing from Home
By WestKyStar Staff
MURPHYSBORO, IL - A southern Illinois man is in custody after he allegedly robbed a home and fled from police in Murphysboro Monday night.
According to KFVS, Murphysboro Police arrested 18-year-old Ian T. Collins, of Murphysboro, after chasing him into a wooded area at around midnight.
Officers said the burglary happened at around 11:45 pm on Westwood Lane. They say a man kicked in the door of a home and stole cash and jewelry.
While at the home, Collins was confronted by the residents living there. Police say Collins threatened the residents with a knife before leaving the home. The couple then called 911.
When police responded, they found Collins and chased him into a wooded area. He was caught and arrested shortly afterwards.
Collins is charged with home invasion, armed violence, residential burglary, theft over $500, and resisting a police officer. He was taken to the Jackson County Jail.