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Woman and children held for hours during home invasion

Posted on: 3:50 pm, January 10, 2013, by

Bryan Sharpe

Bryan Sharpe

Police were searching for a man who held a Moline woman and her children were held in their home for several hours.     

The woman had recently gotten an emergency order of protection against 22-year-old Bryan Sharpe.  The woman was scheduled to be at a hearing related to that case at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013.

Police said they think Sharpe was trying to prevent the woman from going to that hearing when he forced his way into the woman’s home on 11th Avenue C at about 6:30 a.m. that morning, and held the woman and her children there for several hours.  Sharpe allegedly choked the woman and broke her cell phone while he was in her home.

Sharpe also reportedly fought with members of the woman’s family when they arrived at her house at about 9 a.m.  During that altercation, one of the children was hurt.

Sharpe remained at large as of 3:45 p.m. January 10.  He may be driving a black 2003 Honda Element with Illinois license plate P452-967.  Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call 911.

Sharpe is charged with home invasion, unlawful restraint, domestic battery and violation of an order of protection.  His bond for those charges is set at $300,000.