MARION COUNTY — Bail has been set at $500,000 for a 23-year-old Salem man arrested Thursday by Salem police on multiple charges including home invasion.
Xavier D. Goostree was formally charged this morning in Marion County Court with home invasion causing injury, and first degree attempted murder knowing his actions created a strong probability of great bodily harm or death – both Class X felonies.
He was also charged with Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery involving strangling, Class 3 felony aggravated battery of a pregnant person, and Class 4 domestic battery with a prior conviction.
According to Salem Police Chief Sean Reynolds, a verbal disagreement between Goostree and his girlfriend escalated into a physical altercation. Reynolds says a female neighbor who is reportedly pregnant attempted to intervene and was subsequently also battered by Goostree, resulting in the Class 3 charge.
The pregnant female called 911 and Goostree’s girlfriend ran downstairs, where a male neighbor saw her and told her to come into his apartment to get away from Goostree. Reynolds says before the man could get the door to the apartment closed, however, Goostree forced his way into the apartment, which resulted in the home invasion charge.
Goostree remains in the Marion County Jail with special conditions of release to have no contact with the alleged victim, if he is able to post the $50,000 cash bond.
He is next due in court August 23, for a first appearance with his court appointed attorney.