Man indicted in connection with home invasions


SPRINGFIELD - Tevonne Thomas, 18, of Springfield has been indicted on charges of home invasion, battery, attempted aggravated sexual assault, and aggravated sexual assault in connection with three break-ins last month.

Thomas is charged with home invasion, aggravated battery, and attempted aggravated sexual assault in an Aug. 7 break-in. He is charged with home invasion, aggravated sexual assault, and residential burglary in two Aug. 8 incidents.

Police say Thomas broke into a home, put a gun to the head of a woman, and demanded money and sex. Authorities say Thomas forced his way into a house the next day and sexually assaulted a 70-year-old woman.

Thomas is being held in the Sangamon County Jail on $500,000 bond for each of the three break-ins, or $1.5 million total.

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