Man arrested in Rockford home invasion

Online Staff Report

A 53-year-old Rockford man is behind bars after being arrested for allegedly breaking into a house and beating a victim with a crowbar, police said Wednesday, July 30.

On Tuesday, July 29, of the Rockford Police Department responded to 825 10th St., in regards to an individual trying to break into the residence.  While responding to the scene,officers were advised that the suspect was fighting with the caller.  Officers learned that the suspect, later identified as Hawkins, allegedly broke into the residence using a crowbar then beat the caller with the tool.  Officers located Hawkins and took him into custody.

Rockford Police detectives assisted the investigation.  The victims and Hawkins were acquaintances involved in an ongoing dispute.

Hawkins is being held without bond on charges of home invasion with a dangerous weapon and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. His first court date is pending.

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