Photo courtesy of the Zeigler Police Department Facebook page.
ZEIGLER – A man has been charged in Franklin County with home invasion and residential burglary following a reported home invasion in Zeigler Friday.
According to a post on the Zeigler Police Department’s Facebook page, Franklin County State’s Attorney Abby Dinn charged Derik Parrish with the offenses Monday. His bond was set at $200,000.
Zeigler Police said Parrish is also a suspect in several other residential burglaries as well as catalytic converter thefts.
On Friday, Zeigler Police Chief Ben Burkhamer was sent to a home invasion in progress on Baggott Street in Zeigler, When he arrived a male subject, later identified as Parrish, fled out the back door of the home to a nearby wooded area.
With help from nearby law enforcement agencies, the area was cordoned off and Parrish was apprehended and taken to the Franklin County Jail in short order.
Zeigler Police thanked the Illinois State Police District 13 Du Quoin K-9, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, West Frankfort Police Department, Christopher Police Department, Sesser Police Department, a responding off-duty Franklin County Deputy Sheriff (K-9) Payne, City of Zeigler Fire Department and the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency who deployed a drone to aid in the search.