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Fire rips through Litchfield home as authorities attempt arrests

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LITCHFIELD, IL (KTVI) - A fire ripped through a Litchfield, Illinois home Monday morning while authorities tried to arrest suspects involved in an armed robbery.

According to authorities, the fire was set to distract police but it didn’t work. In the end, several guns were found and seven people were arrested.

This began as an armed robbery investigation. On Saturday, three people claimed they were trying to buy a car while at a home on Washington Road when were robbed at gun point. Several shots were fired. The four suspects got away with $1,000 cash and other items.

An investigation revealed that the men who were robbed and called 911 were selling drugs. Police were able to identify one of the suspects, Lloyd R. Perkins, 49.

On Sunday, they arrested three suspects at the Washington Road home, Truman M. Seago, 50, April R. Barnes, 46, and Brittany R. White, 24. Evidence for the home led to other search warrants, including one for a home at 719 W. Corwin

As police arrived at the Corwin Street home late Sunday into early Monday, someone inside started the house on fire. Four subjects exited the burning house and two were arrested. Lloyd Perkins was arrested for armed robbery, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Meghan M. Finley, 29, was arrested on an unrelated charge.

The Litchfield Fire Department put out the fire.

Two other suspects were arrested at other locations.

Bonds for the suspects range from $300,000 to $500,000.


  • TheREALByeBye2TheHypocriteRITE

    Hey, where are all the usual right-wing gun worshippers and racist haters, in here spouting off about how all these blacks are criminals??

    Oh, I see – these are WHITE HOOSIERS AND HICKS so they never notice when their brothers-in-arms get busted for the same things the “hood rats” in the city get busted for! In fact, these are probably friends of theirs!

    But, maybe not. While Steven and his PhonyByeBye “friend” may look and act just like these thugs, these thugs obviously never played the game right and never got the lifetime welfare handout that Steven and his “buddy” get from taxpayers! I guess they never wanted to get on their knees and sink so low to do the wealthy’s dirty work, like law enforcement and military do.

  • goat

    well, considering litchfield is a small Illinois town…they wouldn’t be a Hoosier. That is an Indiana person whether they are white or black or hispanic. And it doesnt matter what they look like – they are still stupid and in jail. Which I’m sure their neighbors are grateful for.

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