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Police: Man arrested for home invasion in Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A Hartford man with a long criminal history is facing several new charges after police said he broke into a home Friday; however, his friends said the incident is a misunderstanding.

According to police, Jonathan Henry, 51, broke into an apartment a few doors down from his Libson Street home, attacked a man over the age of 60 and robbed him. The man assaulted by Henry was legally blind, according to court documents.

Henry, of 8 Libson St., met the man in a homeless shelter before moving to Libson Street, according to court documents. He had recently lost his job and was stealing money from the victim, police said.

Henry was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery, second-degree threatening, third-degree assault on a person more than 60 and home invasion. He was arraigned on Tuesday morning at Hartford Superior Court.

In the court room, Henry's public defender, Mark Brodsky, said he has an alibi.

"From what I know, him and his neighbor was having problems," said Henry's friend, Valerie Roseboro.

Friends of Henry do not believe he is responsible for the crime.

"I just don't believe that he would do something like this because we be around him all the time," Roseboro said.

Henry, who has an extensive criminal history, was convicted of first-degree sexual assault in 1982, according to court papers.

Henry got out of prison in February and is being held on a $500,000 bond.

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