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A Troy, Ill., man who police say was shot after forcing his way into a Highland home remains in intensive care at a St. Louis hospital.

On Wednesday the Madison County State’s Attorney issued one charge of home invasion against Joshua Jewell, 33, of the 100 block of Country Aire Drive. Judge Richard Tognarelli set Jewell’s bond at $500,000. Highland police will not arrest him until his medical condition improves, according to Chief Terry Bell.

Highland police officers interviewed Jewell at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and he told them he went to the apartment Sunday along the 2600 block of Eagle Way in Highland accidentally after becoming lost. He claimed he was immediately shot as he went through the door, Bell said.

Debi Keeney, 55, said Jewell forced his way into her apartment in Highland, threw her to the floor and then put her sister, Donna Carlyle, 47, in a choke hold. He demanded money as Carlyle gasped for air.

Read more at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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