2nd man arrested for Charleston home invasion

Monday, August 6, 2012
Eric Lawrence

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A second man was in custody Saturday in connection with the July 28 Charleston, Mo., home-invasion robbery and shooting that left one person hospitalized.

The Charleston Department of Public Safety arrested Eric Lawrence, 24, of Charleston on Saturday on charges of robbery, assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon, the department said in a news release.

He was being held in the Mississippi County Jail on $750,000 cash-only bond.

George Johnson, 23, of Charleston was arrested July 29. He was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

About 11 p.m. July 28, police were dispatched to 1225 Oak St. on a reported home invasion, according to a department news release. Several suspects forced their way into the residence, shot one person several times and assaulted another, the release said.

Anyone with information concerning the incident is urged to contact the department at 573-683-3737.

Pertinent address:

1225 Oak St., Charleston, Mo.

Map of pertinent addresses

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