Teen charged with burglary in Rantoul incident

Teen charged with burglary in Rantoul incident

URBANA — A Rantoul teen was charged Thursday with residential burglary for allegedly entering a house in Rantoul while a woman slept there.

Rantoul police Sgt. Justin Bouse said Rayvonn Desmond Sampson, 17, of the 1300 block of Abram Drive, was arrested about 6 p.m. Wednesday for allegedly breaking into a home in the 700 block of Roselyn Drive.

Bouse said at 5:47 p.m., police were called to the Roselyn Drive home by a woman who reported being awakened from her sleep by someone ringing the doorbell and knocking. Since she works third shift, she didn't answer the door but within moments, heard someone coming through the door leading from the garage in to her home.

The woman heard her dog barking, got up, and saw two young men running from her house. They took an Xbox controller as they fled to the west, Bouse said.

Police found two teens in the 1100 block of Bel Air Drive, not far from the burgled home, who matched the descriptions the woman gave of the intruders.

Police compared the shoes they were wearing to footwear impressions outside the woman's home and they matched.

Bouse said police arrested Sampson and a 14-year-old boy with him.

Sampson was told to be back in court Feb. 11. Judge John Kennedy set his bond at $10,000.

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