Charges filed in JC home invasion

Charges were filed Tuesday afternoon against a Jefferson City man in connection with a home invasion that occurred Monday night in the Capital City.

Robert Stegeman, 50, 153 Scott Station Road, is charged with first-degree assault, first degree burglary and felonious restraint.

His bond was set at $250,000.

A Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement shows the incident occurred just after 10 p.m.

Officers were dispatched to 405 Hickory St. in reference to a female knocking on her neighbors door bleeding from the mouth. She had duct tape around her head, zip ties on her hands and a knife in her hand.

The female told officers she had been held hostage at 411 Hickory. There, officers discovered a male subject who also had duct tape wrapped around his head. Like the female victim, his hands were secured with zip ties. He also had been beaten and was bleeding profusely from his head.

The male victim told officers he went downstairs after the female, his girlfriend, heard a knock at their front door.

When he entered the living room he saw Stegeman and another unidentified man trying to break in.

The male victim struck Stegeman and the unknown male with a broom handle.

Stegeman and his partner forced their way through the front door and assaulted the male victim by punching and choking him and eventually struck him in the face with a pistol.

The victim said he was chocked by the unknown suspect until he passed out.

The male victim said after he and his girlfriend were tied up , Stegeman and his partner kept demanding that they hand over $3,250.

The male victim said he told Stegeman and his partner that he didn’t have that type of money. The two told the victim they’d be back Tuesday night at 8 p.m. to collect and then left the area.

The victims said they both knew Stegeman from previous contacts and both identified him in a photo lineup.

When authorities located Stegemen he refused to answer questions or give the identity of his partner.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the search for the second suspect in this case was continuing.

EARLIER COVERAGE

Just after 10 p.m. Monday, officers of the Jefferson City Police Department were dispatched to 405 Hickory St. in reference to a female knocking on her neighbors door bleeding from the mouth with duct tape around her head, zip ties on her hands, and a knife in her hand.

Upon arrival, the female told responding officers she had been held hostage at 411 Hickory, just two houses east of 405 Hickory. Officers immediately responded to 411 Hickory, and discovered a male subject at that residence that had also had duct tape wrapped around his head, hands secured with zip ties, and had been beaten and was bleeding profusely from his head.

The female was transported to the Jefferson City Police Department to be interviewed.

The male subject was transported to Capitol Region Emergency Room to be treated for his injuries.

During a preliminary search of the residence, it was apparent that entry had been forced into the residence and that a struggle had occurred in the doorway and on the porch area. Narcotics paraphernalia was also located in the home. Detectives were called to assist with the investigation.

During the course of the investigation it was determined that two male suspects went to the address at 411 Hickory and forced entry into the home. The male victim reported that one of the male suspects struck him in the head several times with a small black handgun. The other suspect, whom the male victim identified, assisted in duct-taping the victims prior to leaving.

One suspect was located and subsequently arrested. Efforts are still underway to identify the other subject.

Detectives are currently investigating.

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