Suspects pose as bondsmen; 2 hurt in Springfield home invasion


Two people were hurt in a home invasion in Springfield Tuesday night after two men posed as bondsmen and forced their way inside. 

Police were called to the home in the 1300 block of Batts Boulevard around 11:45 p.m. 

According to police, the suspects tied up everyone inside the home with zip ties and attempted to rob the homeowners. 

During the robbery, a woman inside the house was shot once in the arm. Another person inside the home was also struck several times with a weapon. 

Next door neighbors told News 2 they know the victims like their own family, and that the male victim was hit with a shotgun over the head and had to get staples. 

Both the man and woman have since been treated and released from a local hospital. 

The neighbors said they heard two shots fired and witnessed police tackle one of the suspects, who they said was wearing a camouflage vest. 

A neighbor who lives across the street said she lives in a home full of women and news of the home invasion is terrifying.  

“It’s scary. I have a child over there, so it’s scary. There’s a lot of women that live in this house, it’s all women and that’s pretty scary for this to happen right across the street,” Jennifer Kelley told News 2. 

William Troup has since been taken into custody. The 34-year-old is charged with especially aggravated burglary and criminal attempt to commit first degree murder. 

The second suspect remains at large. A suspect description has not been released. 

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 615-382-2230

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