Police: Elderly woman assaulted in home invasion - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Police: Elderly woman assaulted in home invasion

The following photo of Donny Jackson was provided by the Danbury Police Department. The following photo of Donny Jackson was provided by the Danbury Police Department.
DANBURY, CT (WFSB/AP) -

An 85-year-old Danbury woman suffered a broken hip and cuts and bruises when police say she was pulled from her bed and assaulted in a home invasion.

An unidentified woman screamed loudly enough to draw the attention of neighbors who tried to intervene in the incident on Saturday.

Several people including a 10-year-old child opened the door of the home on West Wooster Street, police said.

Police said the man, who was later identified as 26-year-old Donny Jackson, of Danbury, waved a gun at neighbors who tried to intervene and that he pulled the woman into the hallway and shoved her against the walls.

Police said Jackson was arrested after a 14-hour search and is being held on $1 million bond. He was charged with home invasion, first-degree burglary, assault of an elderly person, first-degree robbery and other offenses.

The victim was taken to Danbury Hospital with "serious injuries" after suffering a broken hip, concussion and other injuries, police said.

Shortly before this assault, police said Jackson entered another apartment where he was "scared off by a female resident." He also stole items from an unoccupied apartment that same morning, police said.

It was not known Monday morning if Jackson is represented by a lawyer.

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