Crime & Courts

Joliet police apprehend man in home invasion attack case

Man caught driving in alleged victim’s stolen vehicle, police said

A Chicago man charged with breaking into an woman’s home, battering her and then fleeing the scene in her vehicle was captured, police said.

On Monday, La Raysheo Johnson, 26, of the 4700 block of South Indiana Avenue was booked into the Will County jail on charges of home invasion, aggravated domestic battery, stolen motor vehicle possession, criminal trespassing, interfering with the reporting of domestic violence and criminal damage to property.

About 3 p.m. on Nov. 30, officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of Grant Avenue for a domestic disturbance, said Joliet police Sgt. Dwayne English.

Officers determined that Johnson kicked in the door of a residence and battered a woman, English said.

Johnson also threatened to physically harm children who were in the residence, English said.

“Johnson stole the victim’s phone and fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle,” English said.

Officers distributed a description of Johnson to other police agencies, English said. The woman refused medical attention, he said.

On Dec. 3, detectives obtained a warrant for Johnson’s arrest, English said.

Officers on patrol saw Johnson driving the woman’s vehicle on Monday near Ottawa and Washington streets, English said. The officers conducted a traffic stop and Johnson was taken into custody, he said.

Johnson’s bond was set at $307,500.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News