By: KLKN Newsroom8@klkntv.com
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Omaha police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with last week's assault of a 78-year-old woman in her home.
Police said the teen was arrested Saturday night in Omaha after officers received a tip. A warrant was issued for the teen Thursday.
Police say the teen broke into the home of Janet Jordan last Tuesday around 12:30 a.m.
Jordan said the robber knocked her over and hit her several times in her head. He tried to take her television but fled without it.
The teen is facing a charge of attempted robbery.
Jordan is now out of the hospital.
By: Brittany Parisbparis@klkntv.com
It was just after midnight Tuesday when 78-year-old Janet Jordan heard what she thought was knocking on her door at her south Omaha home.
She says it was so forceful, the door was almost kicked in. Confused about what was happening, she answered it.
Omaha police say it was 16-year-old Naushkoniwaheega Hamilton who forced his way into the home and beat Jordan with a table leg.
"I begged him please don't hit me no more," Jordan said. "You're killing me."
The reason for the brutal beating? Jordan's TV. But it ended up breaking during the assault.
"First he hit me in the nose, two times in the head, then when I turned, he hit me across the back. That's what's really hurting me," Jordan said as she described the attack.
Jordan says she managed to call 911, her phone so bloody, she could barely dial.
Emergency responders arrived and took Jordan to the hospital. Now in recovery, she says it hurts to breathe, hurts to move.
Police are still looking for Hamilton.
"If I get through this and they catch him, if there's a court date, I'll be there," Jordan said.
Until then, Jordan says she refuses to live in fear.
"I don't want to crawl into a hole. I don't want to do that," Jordan said. "I don't want him to have me beat. He's already beaten me, but I don't want to live that way."
It's worth nothing that Hamilton could be anywhere. Omaha police urge anyone with information to call 911 or Crimestoppers at (402) 444-STOP.