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Crime & Courts

3 Woodstock home invasion suspects arrested in Wisconsin

Police have arrested three additional suspects wanted in connection with a Woodstock home invasion and battery earlier this month.

Woodstock police responded about 3:25 a.m. April 7 to the 1900 block of Sheila Street after a report of a home invasion. When officers arrived, however, the suspects already had fled the area, according to a news release from the Woodstock Police Department sent Friday evening.

Police have said the suspects all were known to the victims, and the home invasion was not a random act. In subsequent days, officers identified and filed charges against four suspects.

With the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, one of the suspects, Andrea L. Varnado, was arrested April 9 at her Woodstock home.

The remaining suspects – Jimmy D. Carey and Donley M. Carey, both 33 years old, and 25-year-old Roger L. Gardner – fled McHenry County after the home invasion, according to the release.

The U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force later found and arrested all three men in the Racine, Wisconsin, area, the release stated.

Varnado, Gardner and both Carey men all are charged with home invasion and mob action.

Donley and Jimmy Carey also have been charged with misdemeanor battery.

The most serious offense, home invasion, typically is punishable by as many as 30 years in prison.

Each of the four suspects is accused of entering the Sheila Street home, where Gardner allegedly threatened to shoot a man in the home, according to criminal complaints filed in McHenry County court. Donley and Jimmy Carey also are accused of kicking and hitting the man.

One person was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

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