Three men have been charged with felonies in connection with separate home invasions in Glen Carbon earlier this month. 29-year-old Richard W. Taylor of Trenton and William J. Kampwerth of Carlinville were each charged last week with home invasion, residential burglary and aggravated battery.
The incident took place at a home in the 4300 block of Route 159 in the early morning hours of December 15 when authorities say Taylor and Kampwerth forced their way into the home and attacked the resident. The home where the attack took place has been the site of past criminal activity, but Glen Carbon Police say it does not appear to be connected. The other case from December 17 resulted in charges of home invasion against 28 year old John M. Buckey of Edwardsville. He allegedly broke into a home on Peachtree Lane in the early morning hours and attacked the occupant who was able to fight back. Kampwerth and Buckey are in custody, while Taylor remains at large.