Man charged with threatening ex, residential burglary
By Brian Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org August 14, 2012 3:56PM
Updated: September 16, 2012 6:19AM
JOLIET — Two Chicago men were arrested after allegedly breaking into an apartment to threaten three women early Tuesday.
According to reports, Roy A. Fluker, 34, had been dating a resident of the 900 block of Lois Place, but she recently decided to end the relationship and stopped returning his calls, Cmdr. Rich Demick said.
Around 1:40 a.m. Fluker reportedly called the 30-year-old woman from another phone and learned she was home. He then broke into the second-floor apartment through a window and opened the door for his friend, Lamarius L. Tatum, 22.
While Fluker took his ex into a bedroom where they argued,Tatum allegedly told her two visitors, 19- and 17-year-old sisters, he would “kill them if they tried to use their cell phones or get off the couch” to interfere.
But Fluker’s ex had already called 911 and left the phone off the hook, Demick said.
A dispatcher overheard the conversation and sent officers to the scene. None of the women were injured.
Fluker, of 5054 W. Crystal St., and Tatum, of 947 N. Laramie Ave., were booked into the county jail on charges of residential burglary and unlawful restraint. Tatum was also charged with interfering with emergency communication and resisting arrest.