Chicago man charged in Evanston home invasion
Updated: March 15, 2013 11:25AM
EVANSTON — A Chicago man is being held in connection with a home invasion early Monday in which he allegedly forced his way into an apartment on the 700 block of Dobson St. wielding a firearm.
Lamont P. Hall, 24, of 4953 S. Prairie Ave., is charged with home invasion, aggravated unlawful restraining and aggravated assault in the incident.
Hall, who was out on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections for armed robbery, is being held at Cook County Jail on a $300,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear Feb. 22 in Cook County 2nd Municipal District Court, 5600 Old Orchard Road, Skokie.
Police responded just after midnight to a call of a man with a gun, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said Wednesday in a release.
A 28-year-old female victim was inside an apartment with her four nieces and nephews. Hall allegedly forced his way into the residence looking for the victim’s sister, with whom he has a relationship. Parrott said. During the incident, Hall made threats to kill the victim and the children present in the apartment while displaying a gun, police said in their release.
After hearing screams from within an apartment, officers forced their way in, and apprehended Hall as he allegedly attempted to flee out the rear of the residence, Parrott said. Police also recovered a loaded .32 caliber revolver.