Two Arrests For Reported Home Invasions In Marion County

(SALEM, IL) — Two arrests have been made in connection with two reported home invasions in Marion County. According to reports, 19-year-old Imani Kaufman, and two juveniles forced their way into a home Monday night in Odin. The three were reportedly armed with a knife and tire wrench and allegedly struck one resident and a juvenile female visitor at the home. Neither alleged victim required hospitalization. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kaufman, of Centralia, and she has been formally charged in Marion County Court with Class 1 felony residential burglary and misdemeanor criminal damage to property. Her bail was set at $20,000 and she was scheduled for a July 11 preliminary hearing. She is also suspected in a June 8, incident at a home in Walnut Hill, allegedly committed with 18-year-old Jade Burns, of Centralia and one of the two juveniles suspected in the Odin incident. The three reportedly had been at a pool party at the residence but were told to leave after a fight broke out. They allegedly returned later, forced their way into the home, and allegedly stole multiple items. Burns was arrested on charges in connection with that incident but has since been released from the Marion County Jail without formal charges. Kaufman remains in jail in connection with both incidents. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate both crimes and is still looking for one adult and two juveniles in connection with the investigation.