...comes to the sleepy burg of Belleville...
A case involving a violent home invasion and shooting at a social housing complex more than two years ago continued its sluggish journey through the criminal justice system, Friday.Oh well... it was bound to get here sooner or later.
Since early spring 2006, Christopher Chevers has faced charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, robbery and a number of other firearms-related charges stemming from the January 2006 incident.
Around 7:45 p.m. January 13, police say a violent, drug-fuelled home invasion at 120 N. Park Street went awry, leaving a 23-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound
There isn't... in my personal experience anyway... a lot of serious, "bust a cap in yo' ass" crime in this part of Hastings County.
I mean, we have our share of stupid-ass... and to use a generic term... "trailer-park-trash" type offenses.
My perception is, it's mostly crime-of-opportunity thievin'... like tools and unattended four-wheelers and the typical, wasted "smash shit up" behaviour by the aforementioned demographic. And hey... in the last year or so, we've actually had a couple of gals busted for "less-than-high-class" hookin'... in fact, probably for their next case of beer.
This, however, is the first home invasion I've heard about that didn't involve some drunken loser trying to get back into the home he was recently thrown out of.
And it's a sad development indeed.