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Decatur Men Face Murder, Robbery Charges

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Anthony Grampsas, left, and Tyjuan Bruce made their first appearance in McLean County court on Tuesday.

Two Decatur men are being held on $5 million bond in connection with last month's fatal shooting of a 20-year-old from Bloomington.

Anthony Grampsas, 18, and Tyjuan Bruce, 20, made their first appearance in McLean County court on Tuesday. They're charged with murder, home invasion, armed robbery, and residential burglary.

They're accused of killing Egerton Dover on Dec. 5 in the 800 block of West Jefferson Street, where he lived. Dover, a 2016 University High School graduate, was one of nine people killed by gunfire in Bloomington-Normal in 2018. Ten others were shot but survived.

Authorities won't comment on what led them to Grampsas and Bruce as suspects. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested them Monday in Decatur on a warrant.

Grampsas and Bruce both pleaded not guilty and were appointed public defenders. They're due back in court for arraignment Jan. 25.

Bruce is on parole after pleading guilty in 2017 to a felony charge of unlawful use of a weapon. He was accused of shooting a gun toward a car in north Normal. He was sentenced to two years in prison but was paroled in April.

Grampsas also faces a pending 2018 charge of felony manufacturing/delivery of cannabis (10-30 grams).

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Ryan Denham is the digital content director for WGLT.
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