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October 30, 2014

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Police: Man who forced way into home, beat resident is arrested

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Christopher Stiles

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Raymond Goodwin

A man accused of participating in an armed burglary in May has been arrested after the victim picked him out of a photo lineup, according to Metro Police.

Christopher Stiles, 24, allegedly forced his way into a home in the southwest valley near Blue Diamond Road and South Buffalo Drive using a firearm on May 7, according to the arrest report.

Stiles and his alleged accomplice, Raymond Maurice Goodwin, 38, who was arrested at the scene at the time of the crime, first banged on the door of the house just before midnight claiming to be pizza delivery men.

The resident, Phillip Macaluso, was home with his girlfriend and looked through the front-door peephole.

Macaluso told police later that a similar incident had happened a few weeks earlier, and because of the time of night, he immediately called 911. He then shouted through the door that he had called the police, hoping the people at his door would leave.

Not hearing anything, Macaluso unlocked the door to look outside and then two men forced their way in, striking him in the face with the gun. Stiles, according to police, struck Macaluso several times, knocking out multiple teeth.

When police arrived, Stiles allegedly fled out the back door, while Goodwin was apprehended in the front yard, according to the arrest report. Goodwin gave police enough information to put together a photo lineup, according to the report.

Macaluso identified Stiles in the lineup, and a witness also identified Stiles in a photo lineup conducted separately.

Stiles was arrested on Saturday and booked into Clark County Detention Center, where he is being held with no bail, on charges of kidnapping, burglary and battery with a deadly weapon.

Goodwin is also being held at Clark County Detention Center and is facing similar charges.

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