GALVA, Ill. — A 24-year-old man was arrested Sunday, charged with home invasion after an incident Friday that left two people with gunshot wounds.

Otha T. Anderson, address unknown, was arrested in Galesburg and charged with home invasion, according to Illinois State Police. One victim has been released, while the second is still hospitalized. Their names were not released by state police.

Police responded to 417 E. Division St., Galva, about 11 p.m. Friday. Two people were taken from the scene to Kewanee Hospital. The house was examined by Illinois State Police crime scene investigators.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Department said the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Henry County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-227-2324.

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Ouch that hurts


Anyone charged and found guilty on gun charges should have to register with the police just like child molesters do.


You know, that idea might just have some merit. They should also have to submit to warrant-less searches of their person and property. If you use a gun in a crime, you should have to forfeit those rights for the safety of the general public. I'm sure the ACLU would scream bloody murder about this, but then again, why aren't they doing something about the violations of our second amendment? Answer: They pick and choose which rights "they" think are important!


Great. If more people would come up with common sense solutions like this instead of just saying "ban everything" we might actually make some progress.


If this guy is found guilty in a court of law then they should throw him in a cell and weld the door shut.


One more reason why gun rights are critically important to our society.


Poorly written. I can only assume that Anderson, although appearing to be injured in the photo, was the shooter.


If the homeowner is the one who shot the burglars, he missed !


I think we'll probably find out that they all knew each other and it wasn't a random act.

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People need to think twice about....

I have a feeling that Mr. Anderson is a little short when it comes to thinking things through.

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