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Alorton man charged in Belleville home invasion, shooting

An Alorton man has been charged with six felonies in connection with a Belleville home invasion and shooting.

Karvin Pitts, 30, allegedly followed 57-year-old Marva Petrus home from an ATM on June 12, confronted her in her driveway, then followed her inside.

Petrus’ son, Daniel Petrus, 27, fought with Pitts, police say, and several shots were fired. Both victims were shot and have since been released from the hospital. Pitts fled from the house in a white Chevrolet Impala, Belleville police said in a news release.

Pitts was charged with two counts of home invasion causing great bodily harm, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, attempted armed robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the release.

He remained in the St. Clair County Jail as of Wednesday evening, on $250,000 bail.

Pitts was convicted of residential burglary in 2004 and spent four years in prison. He was also convicted of driving with a revoked driver’s license in 2016 and was sentenced to two years of probation.

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