ROCKFORD (WIFR) – It was a scary situation in a Rockford neighborhood today, where three men are accused of trying to break in to a home in broad daylight. It happened a little before 1:00 in the 2100 block of Parmele. Police say they caught one suspect right away and tracked down the other two on 10th street. At least one of them was armed and we're told shots were fired at the scene, but fortunately no one was hurt.
The Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office has authorized the following charges.
Suspect #1: Lathan, Jarell D, 18 years of age, Rockford, Illinois.
Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons
Defacing the Identification of a firearm
Suspect #2: Jones, Cedric , 17 years of age, Rockford, Illinois
Home Invasion warrant (Unrelated Investigation)
Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Gang Member
Aggravated Discharge of a Weapon
Suspect #3: Juvenile, Male, 15 years of age, Rockford, Illinois
Conspiracy to Commit Residential Burglary
The charges against Lathan, Jones and the juvenile are merely accusations. They are presumed innocent until proven guilty in
a court of law .No photographs are available at this time.