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Crime & Courts

DeKalb woman faces home invasion charge

DeKALB – Shakita Scott’s wallet was stolen at a party Sunday night, and after a fight broke out hours later at the DeKalb apartment where she thought she would find it, Scott now faces criminal charges, authorities said.

Scott, 18, of the 700 block of North Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb, was charged with home invasion and criminal damage to property. She posted $5,000 bail Tuesday in order to be released from jail while her case is pending.

DeKalb police said about eight people went with Scott just after midnight Monday to a DeKalb apartment to find and intimidate the people Scott suspected of taking her wallet, court records show. A fight ensued, and one of the people with Scott hit a man with a blunt object, causing his forehead to swell, court records show.

A 50-inch TV and Xbox video game system were damaged during the fight, with damages exceeding $300, court records show.

Police are still investigating the incident, said DeKalb police detective Lt. Bob Redel.

So far, police have arrested Scott and her boyfriend, Dorian McGee, 21, of DeKalb. McGee remained in jail Thursday, unable to post 10 percent of his $50,000 bond.

If convicted of the more serious charge she faces, home invasion, Scott could face between six and 30 years in prison. She is next due in court April 24.

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