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A Carbondale man on Tuesday was sentenced to serve six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for invading a Carbondale home in November of 2017.

According to a news release from Jackson County State's Attorney Michael Carr, DeShawn Matthews, 25, pleaded guilty to a Class X felony charge of home invasion. After he serves his six-year prison term, he will also serve three years of mandatory supervised release.

According to the release, Matthews on Nov. 26, 2017, entered an apartment on Oak Street. The resident opened the door shortly before 7 a.m. to head to work and found Matthews standing directly outside. Matthews pushed the resident back inside and rushed into the apartment while armed with a stick or club. Another resident in the home woke up when the first resident started screaming. Matthews then fled. 

Carbondale police arrested Matthews later that morning, according to the news release.

— The Southern

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