Salem Man Jailed On Home Invasion, Other Charges

(SALEM, IL) — A 44-year-old Salem man remains in the Marion County Jail, after being arrested early Saturday on multiple charges including home invasion. Salem police arrested Ronald Sands, after he reportedly went to the residence of a Salem woman despite being earlier removed from the home. Reports indicate that when the woman refused to let Sands back in the home, he forced in the door and struck the woman in the head with his fist. Sands was no longer at the home when police returned, but was reportedly found later hiding under a car in the 500 block of East Church. Police say Sands refused to limb out from under the vehicle and had to be forcefully removed. In addition to the home invasion charge, was arrested for alleged domestic battery, criminal damage to property, resisting a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer. In 2007, he was sentenced to 3 years in prison for felony aggravated domestic battery for a second or subsequent conviction, which if formally charged in this incident with domestic battery, could make him eligible to be charged with a Class X felony.