- Tuesday March 19th, 2013 :: 03:56 p.m. CDT
The following individual was charged today in Madison County Circuit Court with a felony charge of HOME INVASION:
STEVEN L. ROSWELL
On Monday, March 11, 2013, at approximately 11:32 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in the 2800 block of Gerson Avenue, Godfrey, Illinois, in reference to a reported home invasion. Deputies met with the female victim who reported a former male acquaintance forced entry to her residence. The victim identified the suspect as Steven L. Roswell. Roswell was reportedly armed with a knife and physically attacked the victim as he made entry to the home.
The victim told deputies the suspect choked and battered her during the attack. The victim was successful in getting away from Roswell and fled into a neighbor’s home. Roswell followed the victim into the neighbor’s residence, where he was confronted by a male occupant of the home. Roswell fled the neighbor’s residence and entered a brown in color pick up truck. Deputies responding to the scene observed the suspect vehicle fleeing the scene. Deputies pursued the suspect vehicle across the Clark Bridge into Missouri, where the pursuit was terminated. The victim was not seriously injured during the attack.
At approximately 12:43 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, the suspect vehicle was involved in a traffic crash on Highway 367 in Missouri. The St. Louis County Police Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol are investigating the accident. Roswell was transported from the crash scene to a St. Louis area hospital where he was treated for serious, but not life threatening injuries sustained in the crash.
This afternoon Roswell was released from the St. Louis area hospital and returned to Illinois, where investigators arrested him on the warrant. Roswell was transported to the Madison County Jail where he is being held on a $200,000.00 bond.
The warrant and criminal information was issued by the Honorable Judge Richard Tognarelli.
Madison County, IL Sheriff's Office
405 Randle St
Edwardsville, IL 62025