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Norris City man arrested after Friday night home invasion

The White County Sheriff’s Department and Norris City Police Department investigated a home invasion on Friday night that resulted in the arrest of a Norris City man.

42 year old William Smith was taken into custody after it was alleged he entered the residence of Lance Price and threatened him with a handgun around 8 pm.  Price left the residence as ordered by Smith and made contact with law enforcement.

Smith was found at his residence just before 9 pm, and was questioned by officers about the incident. According to the investigation report, Smith does not possess a valid FOID card, and officers noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from him.

Smith was taken into custody on charges of disorderly conduct, aggravated assault, battery, unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of a firearm without a FOID card.  He was transported to the White County Jail and is being held without bond pending a court hearing. At the jail, it was discovered that Smith was wanted on a Franklin County warrant, and was processed on those charges as well.