Southern Illinois Man Found Guilty of Home Invasion

After a three-day trial, a man was found guilty on home invasion and related charges. The man was identified as Jaymond R.R. Palacio. He was found guilty by a jury in Jackson County for home invasion, unlawful possession of weapons by a felon and criminal damage to property. Palacio is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm. He is being held without bond until sentencing, which will be held in about six weeks.  Criminal evidence has previously established that that on July 29, 2019, around 1 p.m., officers from the Carbondale Police Department responded to a 911 call reporting a home invasion at an apartment complex on Grand Avenue. Police met with three women on the scene who told them that while the three women and five children were inside the apartment, a man who they knew suddenly ran in the apartment through the open door. Police say he quickly shut and locked the front door and ran into a bedroom where he left through a window. Moments later, they say they heard a loud bang on the front door, followed by the door being forced open. A man wearing a ski mask entered the apartment holding a .40 caliber handgun. A resident stood between the intruder and the children and pleaded with the intruder to leave and not hurt them. As the intruder was leaving the home, he pulled his mask down and revealed his face. Police later reviewed a mugshot of Jaymond Palacio and identified him as the person they knew as Jay.

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