Teen protects mom from attack, holds suspect for police

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A fifteen year old boy is being credited with saving his mother from an attack by an intruder in their Robinson home.

Robinson Police Chief Phillip Prasifka Friday morning said 37-year-old John Wayne Morris has been arrested on charges of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony other than theft-sexual assault, a first degree felony.

Chief Prasifka said officers got a call at 11:32 p.m. Thursday of a possible burglary in progress at a home in the 100 block of North McLendon Street.

When Robinson officers got there, they found two visibly upset teenages outside saying someone had broken into their home. 

Officers entered and found a man being restrained by another, his arms around the suspect’s neck.

A woman in the house told officers she was awakened by a man straddling her and holding her shoulders down on the bed.

She began screaming but said the man told her that he had someone watching her children and they would kill them.

The victim said she was afraid to fight back because she was afraid her children would be harmed.

At that point, the victim’s fifteen-year-old son came into the bedroom and restrained the suspect until police arrived.

A family friend says that in fact,  all three children worked together to subdue the suspect.

The victim told officers she was in fear for the children’s safety and that she would be sexually assaulted.

Chief Prasifka said the on scene investigation showed the suspect had probably entered the home through an unlocked door,  but that he did not have permission to enter the residence.

Chief Prasifka said that Morris is not a registered sex offender.

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