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Two now arrested for January home invasion in Salem 

Two now arrested for January home invasion in Salem 

Christy Johnston and Devon Gibbs.   Marion County Jail photos.

Two people have now been arrested for a January 24th home invasion at a Salem residence.    25-year old  Devon Gibbs of North College in Salem was taken into custody on Sunday and 30-year-old Christy Johnston of North College Street in Salem was picked up Monday afternoon.

Bond for Gibbs was set at $200,000 during his first appearance in Marion County Court on Monday on the Class X felony charge.   He’s accused of striking a 17-year-old girl over the head with a baseball bat four to five times.

Salem Police Chief Sean Reynolds says the incident occurred at a home in the 1700 block of East Main Street.   Gibbs and Johnston reportedly pushed their way into the home after they were told they were not welcome.

An altercation initially began with a female resident of the home.  The 17-year-old, who was visiting, allegedly intervened and then was attacked by Gibbs.   She was taken to Salem Township Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Reynolds says those in the home knew the two suspects and gave their names to the police.

Gibbs was initially picked up this weekend by Centralia Police who detained him because he was a person of interest in the Salem case.   After being transported to the Marion County Jail by sheriff’s deputies, Salem Police interviewed Gibbs and arrested him.

Reynolds says Johnston was located near her home on North College Monday afternoon and was arrested without incident.  She is expected to go to court on Tuesday.

Gibbs had the public defender appointed to represent him.  If released on bond, he was ordered to have no contact with the victims.