A Swansea man broke into an older Belleville man’s home and restrained him with duct tape as he stole money from his home, police say.
Eric N. Davis, 39, entered a home on N. Michigan Avenue in Belleville on Sept. 16, punched the man who lived there in the head and wrapped duct tape around his head and hands, according to charges filed Oct. 6 in St. Clair County.
Davis was charged with home invasion causing injury, robbery, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm to a person over the age of 60 and unlawful restraint. His case will go before a grand jury to determine if there is enough evidence to proceed with the charges.
Davis was not in police custody as of Sunday, according to online jail records.
He was convicted of theft in November 2016 for stealing cash from a Circle K and was sentenced to a year in prison. Before that, he was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for two counts of aggravated battery, resisting a police officer and damage to government property in September 2012. Davis was convicted of kicking two police officers as they tried to arrest him and causing more than $500 damage to a Belleville Police Department squad car.