Man sought in Quincy home invasion arrested by federal marshals in Paris, Tenn.

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Posted: Jul. 25, 2014 12:43 pm Updated: Aug. 8, 2014 1:15 pm

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

A Quincy man being sought in a Monday morning home invasion on the city's northwest side was taken into custody on Friday morning in Paris, Tenn.

Chadwick H. Kelly, 23, was apprehended by U.S. Marshals Service. He was immediately taken to the Henry (Tenn.) County Jail.

Lt. Dina Dreyer with the Quincy Police Department said Kelly would be extradited to Adams County so he can face charges in the home invasion. An arrest warrant with a bond of $100,000 was issued earlier this week in Adams County Circuit Court.

Dreyer said "old-fashioned police work" led to Kelly's capture. Dreyer said it could take up to a week in order for Kelly to return from Tennessee.

Kelly is one of two men accused of using a gun and a baseball bat in a break-in at 900 Locust about 10 a.m. Monday.

Jon Matuszak, 21, identified Kelly on as one of the men involved in the incident.

Matuszak said he 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.

Kelly recently was released from prison. According to Illinois Department of Corrections records, Kelly was paroled 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.

The other man arrested in the case made a second appearance in Adams County Circuit Court on Friday morning. James D. Phillips, 18, had charges in his case amended. Originally facing a burglary charge, that charge was amended to a more serious Class 1 residential burglary charge by Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard. Phillips is still facing a Class X home invasion charge.

Phillips has yet to hire a lawyer to represent him. He is due back in court on Aug. 1 for a first appearance. He is being lodged in the Adams County Jail on $75,000 bond.

Police say 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 manhunt that closed off part of the campus and put the site 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.


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