Crime & Courts

Wisconsin man arrested in connection with 2019 Woodstock home invasion

Jimmy D. Carey
Jimmy D. Carey

More than a year after police issued arrest warrants in connection with a Woodstock home invasion in which three people were harmed, one of the alleged offenders, 44-year-old Jimmy D. Carey, arrived Tuesday at the McHenry County Jail.

Carey was released Tuesday from a Wisconsin prison and detained at the McHenry County Jail, where he was wanted on 2019 home invasion, mob action, and battery charges, records show.

Carey was one of four people charged in connection with an April 7, 2019, home invasion in the 1900 block of Sheila Street in Woodstock. He and three others – Woodstock residents Donley M. Carey and Andrea Varnado and Wisconsin man Roger L. Gardner Jr. – were accused of entering the home with plans to fight the victims, police have said.

Both Jimmy and Donley Carey were accused of punching and kicking the three alleged victims multiple times.

When officers arrived, each of the accused had already fled the area, police have said.

Investigators said they think all of the suspects were known to the victims and the home invasion was not a random act.

In the days that followed, police arrested Varnado at her Woodstock home. The U.S. Marshals Service's fugitive task force later found and arrested all three men in the Racine, Wisconsin, area, according to a news release at the time.

Donley Carey, Gardner, and Varnado each were sentenced to periods of conditional discharge after accepting plea deals in McHenry County last year.

Jimmy Carey, however, remained in Wisconsin in connection with unrelated charges until his release Tuesday, court records show. In a letter that he sent to the McHenry County Circuit Clerk's Office on Dec. 18, 2019, Carey indicated he wanted to "start the process for a speedy disposition to resolve this matter."

Carey's bond is set at $150,000, meaning he would need to post $15,000 bail to be released. He's due back in court Thursday morning.

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