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Nephew Charged With Attempted Murder Of Local Bank President

A Stronghurst man is in jail on Attempted Murder and Home Invasion charges after reportedly breaking into his uncle's house and "pointed a pistol at the face of Arthur Kane" while he was "laying in bed."

According to information filed in court last Wednesday by Henderson County States Attorney Ray Cavanaugh last Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2008), Adam R. Kane, 29, of Stronghurst, was charged with:

The charges stemmed from an Investigation by Illinois State Police and Henderson County Sheriff's Deputies into a February 8 home invasion and burglary at the Arthur Kane residence, R.R. 1 Media, where Adam Kane, allegedly broke into his uncle's residence and tried to rob Arthur Kane at gun point.

States Attorney Ray Cavanaugh charges that Adam Kane "performed a substantial step toward" the commission of Attempted First Degree Murder from this act.

In the six counts filed, the state says that Adam Kane knew Arthur Kane was present and intentionally caused him injury, scratching up Arthur Kane's hand with his hands, with the intent of taking property from him by using force. It also stated that Adam Kane, "while armed with a firearm, threatened the imminent use of force against Arthur Kane in that said defendant pointed the firearm at Arthur Kane and discharged the gun while wrestling with Arthur Kane.

Arthur Kane, was making plans to leave on vacation. He is President of the Raritan State Bank, a respected businessman and community supporter.

February 8th, the day of the alleged incident, Adam Kane was sentenced on an unrelated charge and sentenced to 20 days of jail time that began that same day.

On February 27th, Judge David Vancil, Jr. set Adam Kane's bond at $750,000 (10% applies).

Special bond conditions states that Adam Kane is to have no contact of any kind with Arthur Kane.

Sheriff Lumbeck reports that Adam Kane is being held in the Henderson County Jail in lieu of bond.

Attorney Larry Spears has been appointed to represent Adam Kane and Kane was told by Judge Vancil that he may be required to reimburse Henderson County for the costs of his attorney and advised of the consequences of escaping or failing to appear. He was scheduled for his First Appearance to enter a plea today, Wednesday, March 5, at 9:00 a.m..