A Central Peoria man was ordered held on $150,000 bond for allegedly breaking into a South Peoria home and threatening the couple inside with a broken bottle.
Bobby Jones Jr., 41, of 1120 W. Gift Ave. faces two counts of home invasion and one count of criminal damage to property for the incident early Friday.
Assistant State’s Attorney Steve Pattelli said police were sent to the 2000 block of West Howett Street on the report of a home invasion. On their way, they were flagged down by one of the victims, who had managed to slip out of the house to call police.
Once there, they found Jones and arrested him. According to the couple, Jones had come to their house earlier and an argument ensued. They got him to leave, but he returned about 2:30 a.m., kicked the door in and threatened the couple. While the husband calmed Jones down and got him to give up the bottle, the wife slipped out and called police.
Jones denied kicking the door in and said he was there to talk about the couple owing money to someone else.
Jones will next appear in court Dec. 4 for a preliminary hearing. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison.