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Home invasion suspect arrested

Franklin L. Shropshire
Published: 8:25 PM, 04/05/2013 Last updated: 8:25 PM, 04/05/2013

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

Newport Police have arrested a suspect in a Wednesday home invasion that resulted in a 75-year-old Newport woman being flown to UT Medical Center by Life Star on Wednesday, April 3.

According to Newport Police Department Patrolman Mike Robey, officers were dispatched to the home of Dolores Horn, 75, at 278 Harvest St., after Horn's daughter, Robin Horn, 54, called 911.

Upon their arrival, Robey said Dolores Horn told them she was lying on her bed late Wednesday night when a man came into her bedroom and started striking her in the face. The intruder then reportedly took duct tape and secured the woman's hands and feet.

Horn told police she shouted to her daughter to call 911.

Robin Horn confirmed her mother's description of the intruder as being a male about six feet tall, wearing a dark blue hoodie and a mask.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

Robin Horn told officers when she heard her mother's cries, she ran outside while trying to call 911. While she was running across the yard, she said the assailant struck her in the face and she fell. The intruder then left on foot, according to police reports.

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