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Home invasion: Johnson City man charged with burglary, assault

Staff Report • Aug 10, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Johnson City police recently arrested a 21-year-old city man on charges that he assaulted a man in an early morning home invasion in June.

Spencer Xavier Forney, 21, was among three men who forced their way into the residence on June 14, police said.

Police were called to Heritage Mobile Home Park, 2701 S. Roan St., in the early morning hours of June 14 and found Robert Chaney, 27, standing on porch with blood his face, according to a police report.

Chaney told police he received a visit from his ex-girlfriend about 2:40 a.m., and moments later, there was another knock at his door. When Chaney opened the door, Forney along with two other unknown male accomplices forced their way into his home and assaulted him, police said.

One of the men smashed a bottle over Chaney's head, while another hit him with a small table. Forney continued to punch him.

The victim was assaulted for several minutes before the three men ran away. His ex-girlfriend followed, and all four got into the ex-girlfriend's car, driving away. Chaney recognized one of the men as Forney.

Chaney went to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

A warrant was issued for Forney's arrest, and police found him early Tuesday morning at a Johnson City Walgreen's and arrested him, charging him with aggravated burglary and assault. He was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center on $21,000 bond and arraigned Wednesday in Sessions Court.

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