LACON — Jacob B. Garavaglia, 25, of Sheffield is facing charges of home invasion (Class X felony), armed robbery (Class X felony), residential burglary (Class 1 felony) and armed assault (Class A misdemeanor). Garavaglia reportedly threatened his grandmother with a knife in order to get medical marijuana that she had been using for cancer pain, Marshall County Sheriff Rob Russell said.
Garavaglia, who was arrested Friday on a $250,000 warrant, is accused of entering 64-year-old Esther Garavaglia’s apartment in Camp Grove at 4:33 a.m. on Aug. 13 and demanding her medicine after waking her, according to court documents.
The woman explained that what she had was THC oil and a “vaping” device, which she kept in a locked dresser drawer. Her grandson stood over her with the knife until she got the drawer open and gave the items to him, according to Russell.
Garavaglia, who remains in jail, could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of either home invasion or armed robbery. Circuit Judge Stephen Kouri appointed the public defender and scheduled a preliminary hearing for Sept. 5.