Henry County woman attacked after attempted home invasion

By Carolyn Brewster

Published 02/13 2014 05:33PM

Updated 03/10 2014 09:05AM

"We're just not going to put up with home invasions in Henry County. Our senior citizens don't deserve that kind of activity and we're going to do our best to prevent it," said Henry County Sheriff, William Maddox.

Early this morning an elderly woman woke up to find herself in the middle of a nightmare...two men attempting to break in to her home.

"She wouldn't let them in the house but was talking with them on the carport when one of them pulled a pistol. She got kind of hysterical and then he started hitting her in the head with the pistol; pistol whipping her," said Maddox.

Law enforcement was able to use tips from neighbors to locate the car the pair were in.

"It shows you how neighbors look out for neighbors and if we hadn't had the call on a strange vehicle in the community we never would've solved the crime this quick,” said Maddox.

They were tracked down in Dothan on Ross Clark Circle. Dothan police were also searching for that vehicle because of another crime.

"It's amazing how our agencies are able to pull together and work together and come to find out that vehicle was actually a suspect vehicle in another case in Dothan so they were looking for the vehicle too so all of us started looking for the vehicle," said Maddox.

Several others connected with the men were also taken into custody at Dothan motels.

There have been no charges yet but authorities say they will likely be charged and booked into the Henry County Jail tomorrow. The victim is recovering at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. Her injuries are not life threatening.

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