Two arrested in violent home invasion


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ill. - A man is in critical condition after a home break-in.

The Jefferson County, Illinois Sheriff's Office arrested Dustin Mannen and Jacob West following an investigation into the beating of Edgar Merced.

Deputies found Merced walking along a road in the Nason area Sunday night after a call about a possible beating.
He remains in a St. Louis area hospital.

Mannen and West each face a charge of home invasion with a firearm as well as aggravated battery.

The investigation is ongoing.