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Police arrest 4 in home invasion, wanted suspect at large

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – Rockford Police arrested four people they say were involved in a home invasion on the city’s near-east side.

At approximately 11:30 p.m., Tuesday, SCOPE officers were on patrol when they noticed several people run out of a residence to a vehicle in the 1200 block of Fifth Avenue. As the officers approached, one of the suspects fled on foot while the vehicle fled drove away. Officers later stopped the vehicle, and during the traffic stop were approached by a 35-year-old man who said he was the victim of a home invasion.

Arrested at the scene of the traffic stop were: Devon Ervin, 21, of Rockford; Kila Berry, 25, of Rockford;  Kamesha Morgan, 40, of Rockford; and 35-year-old Ashley Taylor, of Rockford. Ervin, Berry and Morgan are charged with home invasion, mob action and criminal trespass to a residence. Taylor is charged with driving on a suspended license.

The suspect who fled the residence on foot is identified as 38-year-old Lamonte Ervin. He is wanted on charges of home invasion, mob action and criminal trespass to a residence.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867. R.

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