Man Found Guilty for Breaking Into Elderly Rockford Man's Home

By: Kristine Vandenbroek
By: Kristine Vandenbroek

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A 20 year old man has been found guilty of multiple charges after he breaking into an elderly man's home.

Tyler Lawson was found guilty of home invasion, residential burglary and aggravated battery after breaking into an 85 year old Rockford man's home. The elderly man was sleeping when he a loud noise awoke him. The man got up to find Lawson standing in his hallway. Lawson punched the man in the face, choked him and demanded money.

Lawson faces over 60 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for May 8th.

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