Task force officers arrest one man, seek second in home invasion

Chadwick H. Kelly, 23
Posted: Jul. 23, 2014 2:51 pm Updated: Aug. 6, 2014 3:15 pm
James D. Phillips
Herald-Whig Staff Writer

One Quincy man is in custody and another is still sought by police after a home invasion Monday morning at 900 Locust.

James D. Phillips, 18, of 2039 Broadway, has been charged with home invasion and burglary after being captured Tuesday night by the U.S. Marshal's Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force.

Quincy police said Thursday morning that an arrest warrant has been issued for 23-year-old Chadwick H. Kelly. Police said Kelly is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. Police said Kelly is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. His bond has been set at $100,000.

Kelly recently was released from the prison. According to Illinois Department of Corrections records, Kelly was paroled on June 12 after being sentenced to 18 months in prison on Dec. 19 when he pleaded guilty to one count of criminal damage to property between $300 and $10,000 in connection with an incident on Sept. 18.

Phillips made his first appearance in Adams County Circuit Court on Wednesday morning. If convicted of the home invasion charge, a Class X felony, he could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison. The burglary charge, a Class 2 felony, carries a prison sentence of up to seven years.

Phillips asked Judge Charles Burch for time to hire his own attorney. His next court appearance is 10 a.m. Friday. Bond was set at $75,000. He will need to post at least 10 percent of that to be released from the Adams County Jail.

According to information filed in Phillips' case, he pointed a pistol at Jon Matuszak and told him to "get the (expletive) back" during a burglary around 10 a.m. Monday.

Matuszak returned home after running an errand Monday morning. He said two men wearing white gloves and white masks were in his bedroom. He said one man with a gun threatened to shoot him, while another man in the room held a baseball bat. Matuszak said the men took a pocketknife, two video game systems and a bank filled with change and currency. Matuszak's mother, Kathy Boll, said a gun that she had hidden under her bed -- a Ruger P94 -- also was taken during the incident.

Matuszak identified Kelly to police as one of the men involved in the incident. "He was a friend, a (expletive) fake friend at that," Matuszak said.

Matuszak said he did not know Phillips.

Boll said Kelly used to visit the house before he went to prison. She said after the incident that someone who knew the family had to be involved with the heist.

The men ran out of the one-story house on the southeast corner of Ninth and Locust and went across the street to the Illinois Veterans Home campus. The incident set off a police manhunt that closed off part of the campus and put the facility into lockdown for a few hours. The search eventually expanded after a nearly two-hour search of the Veterans Home grounds came up empty.

No one was hurt during the incident.



Officers are asking anyone with information about Chadwick H. Kelly's whereabouts to contact the Quincy Police Department at 217-228-4470 or Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers at 217-228-4474.

Jon Matuszak talks with a Quincy Police Department officer Monday morning after he said he was robbed in his home. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnsetdt)