Hancock County home burglar arrested

Kent Elder was arrested after an attempted home burglary.

Sunday afternoon, Hancock County deputies responded to a 911 call regarding a suspicious man at a residence in the 2100 E Co Rd Block of 1800 N Co Rd in rural Hancock County. The caller advised that the man was trying to forcefully enter their home. Upon arrival, deputies stopped the man trying to flee the property in the caller's vehicle.

Deputies arrested Kent Elder, 36, from Ferris, Illinois. During the arrest, deputies also determined that Elder had an illegal weapon in his possession. Elder was charged with Burglary, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Unlawful Use of Weapons, and Driving Under the Influence.

On Monday, Elder's bond was set at $25,000. He is at the Hancock County Jail.

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