One of the two men who allegedly attacked a young couple in Carlinville Tuesday night is facing a number of felony charges. 37-year-old Robert G. Charles of Carlinville is charged with home invasion, armed violence and aggravated battery for allegedly entering a residence in the 400 block of Hoehn (HO-in) Street. Police say he wore a mask to hide his face, and hit one of the victims with a 9mm Ruger handgun.
Just before 7pm, a 19-year-old woman ran for help after she and her boyfriend were allegedly attacked by Robert Charles and 42-year-old Paul J. Charles. Investigators beieve her 23-year-old boyfriend was the target. Carlinville Police Chief Dave Haley says there may be more charges coming.
Paul Charles has been hospitalized since Tuesday night following a fight with the 23-year-old alleged victim. He is likely facing arrest and felony charges upon his release, according to Haley. Bond for Robert Charles has been set at $100,000.