3 accused of reporting bogus Illinois home invasion

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EDWARDSVILLE, IL (AP) – Two men and a woman are accused of staging a fake home invasion in southwestern Illinois.

Prosecutors in Madison County charged 40-year-old Amanda Lockhart, 30-year-old Michael Johnson and 29-year-old Timothy Tindall with felony disorderly conduct. They’re all from Collinsville.

Collinsville police say that about 2 a.m. last Friday, authorities from five police agencies responded to a report that three men were dragging a woman from a home invasion in Collinsville.

Police say they arrived and arrested the three suspects, only to learn the matter was a hoax. It’s unclear why the alleged home invasion was staged.

Online court records don’t show whether Lockhart, Johnson or Tindall have attorneys. They don’t have listed home telephone numbers.

The three are free on bond.