Danbury Police charged Donny Jackson, 26, of Danbury, with assaulting an 85-year-old woman, breaking her hip and beating her until she had a concussion.
Danbury Police were called to Wooster Manor at 12:05 a.m. Saturday for the report of a home invasion. When police arrived they found the 85-year-old victim bleeding from the assault. Police learned the victim woke up from sleep to find an intruder in her apartment at Danbury Public Houing’s Wooster Manor. Police later identified the intruder as Donny Jackson of Danbury.
Jackson pulled the victim from her bed and assaulted her. He continued the assault until neighbors heard the woman’s cries for help and pounded on her door. Jackson told them to go away, everything was OK, police said. Several neighbors, including a 10 year old child continued banging on her door. They demanded he open the door.
Upon opening the door Jackson dragged the victim into the hallway striking her on both hallway walls until the neighbors attempted to physically intervene . At this time Jackson pulled out a handgun and pointed it at them including the child. He fled.
The victim was transported to the Danbury Hospital where she was treated for serious injuries to include a broken hip, concussion and various cuts and bruises. Officers then learned that minutes before the assault, Jackson had entered another apartment but was scared off by the female resident. Jackson had also entered one more apartment that was unoccupied and stole items.
The Danbury Police conducted an extensive manhunt for the suspect. Over 300 apartments in the building were searched. The Bethel Police Department including K-9s along with the Danbury Fire Department assisted the Danbury Police Department. Detectives as well as Crime Scene Investigators responded. This manhunt continued throughout the night after a suspect was developed. At 2:30 p.m., the suspect was tracked down and taken into custody by the Danbury Police Department. Items from the burglary were found in his possession. It was also learned that he was wanted on several outstanding arrest warrants.
Danbury Police said Donny Jackson, 26, Garfield Avenue, Danbury, was charged with home invasion, three counts of first-degree burglary, assault of and on an elderly person, first-degree robbery, sixth-degree larceny, criminal possession of a firearm, risk of injury to a minor, breach of peace and criminal mischief.