Beaten and bruised a victim of a recent Rockton home invasion shows up in court to see the young men accused of attacking him. Friends tell 13 News the victim basically went from the hospital to the courtroom.
Roger Schramm came to court to see the two men and a woman arraigned on charges connected to breaking into his home and another senior citizen couple's house in Rockford.
Schramm sat in the front of the courtroom, at one point coming to tears and comforted by his daughter. The suspects Cortez and Coreyon Brown and Monique Kimble all entered pleas of not guilty. Schramm was covered with cuts on his arms, bruises on his face and a long gash running down the back of his head.
Police say Schramm and his wife surprised the suspects who were robbing their home. The couple was beaten. Attackers killed two of their dogs.
The Browns, who are not related, face a list of charges including home invasion and attempted murder. A few of the charges were amended. They now could face up to life in jail if they're found guilty for causing great bodily harm during the home invasions.
In the Rockford break-in, Colleen and Jack Holmbeck were also hurt. The attackers shot Jack Holmbeck at least once in the leg. The judge also told the court that during the break-in on Imperial Oaks Drive at one point the suspects put Colleen Holmbeck in the trunk of a car.
The judge set bond for both Browns at $5-million each. Kimble faces a theft charge. Her bond is $3,000. All three are due in court again May 30th.
The three suspects in recent Winnebago County home invasions appeared in court Monday for their arraignments.
Eighteen-year-old Coreyon Brown, 19-year-old Cortez Brown, and 19-year-old Monique Kimble were arrested for the April 25 and May 2 home invasions on Imperial Oaks Drive and Favor Road. Both instances resulted in the hospitalization of the homes' residents.
Both Coreyon Brown and Cortez Brown are being held on $5 million bond. Kimble is being held on $3,000 bond. The Browns have been charged with the following:
13 News Reporter Rebecca Klopf was in the courtroom Monday and will have an update on 13 News at 5 & 6.
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