Two men were indicted Tuesday for robbery in connection with a Sept. 28 forced entry in a La Salle home, where knives were brandished.
A La Salle County grand jury convened Tuesday and handed down a one-count indictment against Tyler J. Briddick, 23, of Peru, who faces an extended term up to 14 years in prison due to his criminal history. He is being held on $100,000 bond.
Ethan B. Martin, 24, of La Salle, faces 3-7 years in prison. He remains held on $50,000 bond.
La Salle police opened an investigation after a report of unlawful entry into a residence in the 500 block of Gooding Street. There, Briddick and a teen allegedly seized a cellular telephone from the resident — prosecutors said knives were brandished — while Martin kept lookout.
The juvenile, a 17-year-old Spring Valley boy, faces an additional felony charge for allegedly robbing a 62-year-old pedestrian at knifepoint in the 500 block of First Street. He will next appear Oct. 19 in juvenile court.
Also indicted Tuesday were: Matthew Scott, 30, of Streator (criminal damage to government property); Dominique Shebley, 20, of La Salle (unlawful possession of a controlled substance); Paul Lopes, 36, of Lansing, Michigan (aggravated DUI); Dorian James, 45, of Chicago (two counts of aggravated DUI; driving while revoked); Crystal McKee, 48, of Ottawa (driving while revoked); Ryan Stanley, 35, of La Salle (driving while revoked); Kristine Vickers, 62, of Streator (unlawful delivery of a controlled substance); Maurice Lord, 23, of Chicago (unlawful delivery of a controlled substance); Janessa Phillips, 26, of Streator (unlawful delivery of a controlled substance); Jamal Cheers, 31, of Streator (two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance); Anthony Cline, 35, of Sandwich (driving while revoked); Stephen Hall, 39, of 208 East St., Earlville (unlawful possession of a controlled substance); Nicholas Piscia, 40, of Cedar Point (unlawful possession of a controlled substance); Ryan Florey, 44, of Morris (resisting a peace officer); Kyle Smith, 29, of Henry (burglary); Dakota Luttrell, 26, of Hennepin (burglary).