JC man gets probation for home invasion

A Jefferson City man was placed on five years supervised probation in connection with a home invasion that occurred in January in the Capital City.

Robert Stegeman, 50, of 153 Scott Station Road, was charged with first-degree burglary and felonious restraint. A first-degree assault charge was dismissed.

A Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement shows 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 man trying to break in.

The male victim struck Stegeman 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 choked until he passed out.

The male victim said after he and his girlfriend were tied up, Stegeman and his partner kept demanding that they had more than $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 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.

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