Two face felony home invasion charges


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Originally Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2013, 6:50 pm
Last Updated: Feb. 26, 2013, 6:58 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com

Police say two men who broke into a Moline apartment on Jan. 17 threatened residents and bound two of them with duct tape before fleeing with money and other valuables.

Trai T. Anderson, 18, of 620 West 63rd St., Davenport, and Devon A. McConnell, 27, of Moline, each face two Class X felony counts of home invasion in Rock Island County Circuit Court.

Mr. Anderson was arrested Feb. 13 and was held Tuesday in the Rock Island County Jail on a $250,000 bond; Mr. McConnell remains at large.

The two are believed to have planned the break-in for several days before entering the apartment in the 3800 block of 25th Street, said Moline Detective Scott Williams.

He said the two men are accused of threatening four residents inside, holding a knife to one person's throat and hitting another individual in the head with a gun.

The men then allegedly restrained two of the residents using duct tape and forced them to the floor before stealing money and possessions from the residence, Detective Williams said.

Mr. Anderson appeared briefly in court Tuesday and waived his right to a preliminary hearing. His next scheduled court appearance is a March 28 pretrial conference.

If convicted of the Class X felonies, the men could face an extended prison term between 21 and 45 years.





















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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