Elderly woman beaten, stabbed in Paris home invasion expected to recover

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Published: Aug. 14, 2019 at 9:22 AM CDT
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An elderly woman beaten and stabbed in a home invasion robbery Wednesday morning in Paris is expected to make a full recovery.

Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley said Thursday doctors told family members of the 78-year-old they expect her to fully recover from her injuries.

Hundley said they received a call at 8 a.m. Wednesday from a home in the 2100 block of Clarksville Street.

When officers arrived, they found the woman and the suspect, Daniel Roberts, 53, of Paris, still inside the home.

Hundley said they are not releasing the woman's name, but that she suffered significant injuries including stab wounds, a fractured skull and a broken leg.

But Hundley said from the crime scene, it was apparent the woman fought back and was able to call 9-1-1.

Hundley said Roberts tried to get away by jumping through a window, but was captured by officers, who found him with a gunshot wound to the leg.

He was treated and released from a local hospital and released to officers who transported him to the city jail.

Hundley said Roberts will face felony burglary and other charges as the investigation continues.

The woman remains sedated, and police are waiting to speak with her to follow up on leads.

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