Christopher J. Pierce, 44, of Oquawka was arrested February 14 for his involvement in a residential burglary.
The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office was contacted about a burglary that was in progress at a home in Oquawka. The owner was not home but got a notice on his cell phone from his in-home security system. He was able to watch Pierce in the home and give a description while talking to the dispatcher.
Pierce left the residence before the deputies arrived. They found him walking about a block away and arrested him.
After further investigation, deputies discovered Pierce had burglarized the residence on previous occasions.
Pierce is charged with criminal trespass to a residence, residential burglary, and theft over $500. He is currently being held in the Henderson County Jail on no bond awaiting a court appearance.