CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man is facing charges stemming from a home invasion early Tuesday morning in the 3000 block of West Sunset in Carbondale.
According to Carbondale Police, 24-year-old Andrew Lee Walker Jr. of Carbondale was arrested on charges of Home Invasion with a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Walker was lodged in the Jackson County Jail.
Police said officers went to the scene around 2:30 a.m. regarding a report of damage to property and found that the suspect, later identified as Walker, forced open the door of the home and was still inside.
During the investigation, officers learned he had been armed with a handgun and battered the victim inside the home.
Officers arrested Walker without incident and found him to be in possession of a controlled substance and firearm ammunition.
Officers also recovered a firearm at the scene. The victim, an acquaintance of Walker, received minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.