Pursuit ends with five arrested in burglary of Granite City home

News-DemocratSeptember 16, 2013 

Five people have been charged in connection with the burglary of a rural home in Granite City.

The following were charged Monday by the Madison County state's attorney with residential burglary: Charnisa L. Goodson, 27, of 757 N. 76th Street in East St. Louis; Travon D. Lawrence, 17, of 4444 Paddock Pointe, Florissant, Mo.; Eddie L. Washington, 17, of 11822 Cato Ave., of St. Louis; Darien J. Dampier, 18, of 3904 Hermans Lake Court, Florissant, Mo. and Eddie Bond, 19, of 10211 Colbert Lane, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mo.

Madison County sheriff's deputies responded to a residential burglary call at a home in the 4700 block of Benning Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8 and met with the resident, who reported a group of people forced their way into the home. The victim was inside the home at the time of the burglary, but fled out a bedroom window just after the suspects entered the home. He reported the group left in a dark blue sports-utility vehicle.

On Thursday, officers with the St. Louis County Police Department interrupted a residential burglary in that county but were unable to stop the vehicle before the driver fled into Illinois. Officers from the Illinois State Police, Collinsville Police Department, Granite City Police Department, Pontoon Beach Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff's Office became involved in the attempts to locate and stop the suspect vehicle.

Three of the vehicle's four occupants jumped from it and ran, in the area of Horseshoe Lake Road, Collinsville.

The suspect vehicle was stopped by officers near Interstate 270 and Illinois Route 3, after the driver, Goodson, was seen dumping stolen property. The property was recovered and all the subjects were taken to the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

Goodson was also charged with felony aggravated fleeing and eluding an officer. Washington, Bond, and Dampier were also charged with felony theft. Bond for all suspects was set at $75,000 apiece.

Lawrence was not in custody as of Monday.

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