Man arrested for attacking woman in home invasion - - Jackson, MS


Man arrested for attacking woman in home invasion

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Joshua Young Source: JPD Joshua Young Source: JPD
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Police arrested the suspect accused of attacking an elderly woman during a home invasion on Holland Avenue. Thursday morning.

Around 4:30 a.m., investigators said 29-year-old Joshua Young kicked in the back door of the woman's house, assaulted her and ran away.

The woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and released.

Police later arrested Young at his residence, which is also on Holland Avenue.

Family members told us Young lived across the street and often did yard work for the woman. 

"He's been like a family member to us for years," said family of the victim. "It's shaken us up for him to be so close to us and do something like this."

Young has been charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling and attempted rape.

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