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updated: 5/13/2014 4:12 PM

South Elgin woman charged with home invasion

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  • Alma J. Moore

    Alma J. Moore


A South Elgin woman was arrested Monday after police said she forced her way into the home of a 48-year-old woman she suspected was cheating with her boyfriend and attacked her.

Alma J. Moore, 30, of the 100 block of Ann Street, faces prison time for felony home invasion.

She also was charged with felony trespass and misdemeanor battery, according to Kane County court records.

South Elgin Police Sgt. Mike Flaningam said police were called at 7:15 p.m. Monday to the 400 block of Carriage Way. A woman there reported Moore came to her door, accused her of cheating with Moore's boyfriend, and struck the woman before driving off in a tan Cadillac.

The victim was not seriously injured, Flaningam said.

"The victim was trying to close the door and Ms. Moore forced her way into the residence," Flaningam said. "Moore accused the victim of sleeping with her boyfriend."

Police later arrested Moore in a parking lot at Spring Street and McLean Boulevard in South Elgin, and also cited her for driving while her license was suspended, Flaningam said.

Moore does not have any previous arrests in Kane County, according to court records. She posted bond Tuesday, according to the sheriff's office, and her next court date is Friday.

Although the most severe charge against home invasion carries a six- to 30-year prison term with no chance of probation if convicted, it doesn't mean Moore will be incarcerated.

In April 2012, two women were charged with home invasion after using a key to enter a 28-year-old St. Charles man's apartment to pummel the man's new 19-year-old girlfriend, who was not seriously injured.

The two women -- now 23 and 25 -- were sentenced to community service and completed the county's Pretrial Diversion program.

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