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Midlothian man charged with home invasion after break-in


A Midlothian man was charged with home invasion and resisting arrest after allegedly breaking into a home in the south suburb.

Prosecutors said James E. Aardsma, 25, tried to take a Dell laptop from a home in the 14800 block of South Hamlin.

Court records show Aardsma was armed with a knife, and he punched the man who lives there in the face. The victim punched him back, a prosecutor said.

Aardsma also tried to run from police while they tried to put him in a patrol car, court records show.

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