Rantoul woman charged with home invasion, battery

Rantoul woman charged with home invasion, battery

URBANA — A Rantoul woman who allegedly attacked another woman in an argument over a man has been charged with two felonies.

Assistant State's Attorney Steve Ziegler said Taneshia Randolph, 36, who listed an address in the 1500 block of Hobson Drive, was charged Friday with home invasion and aggravated battery in connection with an attack on a woman in her home Wednesday night.

Rantoul police Sgt. Justin Bouse said Randolph and two other unidentified women went to the 26-year-old woman's home in the 1200 block of Aspen Drive, Rantoul, about 9:35 p.m. Wednesday. The women entered through an unlocked screen door and Randolph allegedly made a comment to the woman about Randolph's husband staying at the woman's home.

Randolph allegedly hit her in the face several times then picked up a frying pan and hit the woman in the head with it.

Bouse said the woman sustained mostly bumps and bruises but was taken to Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana for treatment.

Randolph was arrested Thursday at her job in Rantoul after being identified by the victim in a photo lineup. The other two women were not identified, Bouse said. Police are still trying to identify and locate them, he said.

Home invasion is a Class X felony carrying penalties ranging from six to 30 years upon conviction.

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