Herrin Homeowner wrestles with would-be burglar

By Heartland News

HERRIN, IL (KFVS) - A home invasion in rural Herrin puts one man in jail and leaves a homeowner with bumps and bruises.

It happened at a home on West Cherry Street Wednesday night.

Heartland News spoke with homeowner 58-year-old Danny Holmes Friday. Holmes says he woke up around 10:30 p.m. and walked out of his bedroom. That's where Holmes came face to face with a man he didn't know in the hallway.

Holmes says the man was carrying a bag of cash and jewelry he'd apparently collected from around the house.

Holmes says he and the intruder got into a physical altercation that lasted several minutes but the man escaped just before police arrived.

Williamson County Sheriff's deputies later arrested 18-year-old Aaron Sealy of Herrin on charges of home invasion, residential burglary and burglary.

Police say Sealy also attempted to break into another home in the same area shortly after he ran away from Holmes house.

Sealy was recently released on parole from an Illinois Department of Corrections boot camp where he served time for a previous residential burglary charge.

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