Neighbor Reacts to Brutal Attack Against Elderly Woman

Amber Edwards, KSLA 12 (Mansfield), June 21, 2012

A neighbor and friend to an elderly ArkLaTex woman that was brutally attacked by three men Tuesday night is speaking out.

Police say it happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night in the 1400 block of Regina Street in Mansfield, Louisiana. The victim’s neighbor, Mary Jo Sallis say it could have been much worse. “It’s a wonder they hadn’t killed her, you know, because she could identify ‘em,” says Sallis.


Sallis says her 76-year-old friend had just returned from First Baptist Church in Mansfield after cooking for a Lions Club banquet that night.

Mansfield Assistant Police Chief Gary Hobbs says, “The elderly lady had come home and she was transporting items from her vehicle inside the residence.  She had made several trips in and out.”

Hobbs says that’s when 18-year-olds Ladandrick Jones and Michael Campbell along with 19-year-old Emmanuel Bogan grabbed the victim in her carport. “They physically restrained her, drug her into the residence and that’s where the physical assault and ultimately the sexual assault took place,” says Hobbs.


The three men now face serious charges in that home invasion including robbery and rape. {snip}


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