(KMOV) -- Charges were made on Wednesday in the case of a home invasion where an 84-year-old Granite City woman was strangled.
On Friday, the Granite City Police Department investigated the incident, which took place in the 3000 block of Iowa. According to police, the woman answered her door and a male suspect asked to use the phone. When she retrieved the phone and attempted to hand it outside, the suspect forced his way into the home and began strangling her.
He eventually retrieved some items from the victim and then tied her up with a electrical cord. The suspect then took off with the victim’s vehicle which was parked in the driveway.
About an hour after contacting the police, authorities found the suspect in the victim’s car, pulling into the parking lot of a motel in Fairmont City. Granite City officers were close by and assisted in apprehending the suspect. He was transported to the Granite City Jail during the investigation. The suspect is currently on Federal Parole. A Parole violation warrant was issued for the suspect.
The suspect, 43-year-old Raymond Spinner of Marion, Ill., was charged with home invasion, aggravated vehicular hijacking, residential burglary, robbery and offenses related to motor vehicles.
Spinner's bond has been set at 1,000,000.00.
The victim was treated and later released the day of the incident.
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