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WOMAN ATTACKED IN HER HOME JKB 12/20/10

**UPDATED STORY*

  • AN INTRUDER WHO ATTACKED AN ELDERLY COVELO WOMAN IN HER HOME EARLY FRIDAY MORNING HAS BEEN ARRESTED.

ACCORDING TO THE 76 YEAR OLD VICTIM, A MAN LATER IDENTIFIED AS 37 YEAR OLD WILLIAM SHORT, ENTERED HER HOME THROUGH AN UNLOCKED WINDOW AT AROUND 5:30 AM AND PUNCHED HER TWICE IN THE FACE. HE THEN HELD HER FACE DOWN ON THE BED BY HER HAIR. SHORT REPORTEDLY TOLD THE VICTIM, HE DIDNT KNOW SHE WAS AN OLD LADY AS SHE PLEADED FOR HER LIFE. SHORT THEN LEFT, IN PART BECAUSE THE WOMANS DOG WAS REPEATEDLY ATTACKING HIM. INVESTIGATING DEPUTIES IDENTIFIED SHORT AS THE SUSPECT AND CONTACTED HIM IN DOWNTOWN COVELO ON SATURDAY. HE ADMITTED TO BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ASSAULT. SHORT WAS BOOKED INTO THE COUNTY JAIL FOR BURGLARY AND CRUELTY TO A DEPENDANT ADULT. HIS BAIL HAS BEEN SET AT $50,000.

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