UPDATE: Three suspects charged in connection with Peoria home invasions

By WEEK Producer

November 27, 2013 Updated Nov 27, 2013 at 8:37 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- On Tuesday night, Peoria Police announced the arrests of four more men in connection with a series of local home invasions.

In circuit court on Wednesday, three of those men were charged with armed robbery and home invasion.

Those three are Perry Rosetto, who was arrested Monday, and Blair Johnson and Stefan Crayton, who were taken into custody Tuesday night.

According to a probable cause statement read in court, Rosetto told police he acted as a lookout in the home invasion of Doc and Mari Halliday on September 19, while Johnson and Crayton tied up the couple and stole their belongings.

Johnson was also identified by witnesses who said they saw him with the Halliday's BMW near a storage locker.

Bond for all three was set at $500,000 each. Home invasion and armed robbery are both class X felonies and are punishable by up to 45 years in prison.

State's Attorney Jerry Brady said two other men arrested on Tuesday are not charged in the Halliday home invasion.

A fourth suspect, Marvin Payton, is being held on a parole violation charge. Brady said the fifth suspect, Lorenzo Crayton, will probably be released.

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