Man charged in incident at woman's home

URBANA — An Urbana man who allegedly forced his way into a woman's home in Champaign on Saturday has been charged with home invasion and domestic battery.

A Champaign police report said Tyrone Hart, 33, who listed an address in the 1100 block of Scottswood Drive, and the woman have a child in common.

They reportedly had an argument on Oct. 23 and he left, taking a key to her Pomona Drive home with him. The woman subsequently changed her locks.

On Saturday, she went to bed after locking her doors and awoke to find Hart allegedly in her bedroom yelling at her for changing the locks.

He allegedly punched and slapped her multiple times and pulled her out of bed by her hair. They fought for about a half-hour with her screaming for help, the report said.

Police found the front door to the woman's residence had been kicked in and found a boot behind.

When Hart was located, he was wearing one boot and had one of the victim's shoes on his other.

He admitted hitting her, the report said.

Judge Richard Klaus set Hart's bond at $100,000 and ordered him to be back in court Dec. 19. If convicted of the more serious home invasion charge, Hart could face six to 30 years in prison.

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