MVPD make second arrest in home invasion incident where woman was beaten with a bat

MVPD make second arrest in home invasion incident where woman was beaten with a bat

MT. VERNON, IL — The Mt. Vernon Police Department has made a second arrest regarding a November 12th incident where a woman was battered with a baseball bat during a home invasion. 63-year-old Melvin L. Taylor of Mt. Vernon was taken into custody Friday on a Jefferson County warrant charging him with Home Invasion, Armed Robbery, and Armed Violence. His bond was set at $250,000.

Officers responded just before midnight November 12th, to a residence in the 1500 block of Jones for a report of a female who had been battered. After locating the female at the residence they transferred her care to paramedics on scene. She was then was transported to a local hospital before being taken to a St Louis Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

47-year-old Mt. Vernon resident Dontae D. Harris was arrested last Wednesday in connection with the same incident. Harris was on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections for a Jefferson County conviction for domestic battery at the time of the November 12th home invasion and beating. He’s next due in court December 9 on those charges.

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