Police: 92-year-old man hospitalized after home invasion attack

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by Renee Murphy

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 27 at 7:14 AM

FLOYD CO., Ind. (WHAS11) -- A man has been arrested in the alleged attack of a 92-year-old man during a home invasion in Southern Indiana.

The elderly man is still in the hospital.  His condition has not been released, but WHAS11 has learned that his injuries are serious.

“It’s surprising,” Wayne Shipe, who’s been working on the victim’s home, said. “A pathetic person. Somebody you know, that’s just not even right.”

It all happened Wednesday night on State Road 62 in Floyd County just outside of Georgetown. Police say William Vest broke into the 92-year-old’s house armed with a weapon.

“He took the butt of a rifle," Shipe said.  "She said they hit him on the back of his head basically when he fell, he tore a lot of skin off his hand, cuts and bruises pretty much everywhere, kicked him several different times and the guy couldn't hardly get around as it was.”

Police said Vest did get away with several items from the victim's home.  WHAS11 has also learned that William Vest knew the victim.

Neighbors only wished they could have helped the victim.
 
“I really feel bad. I wish I had known to help out in some way, but I didn’t know anything was going on,” Daniel Manzano said. “You can't get away from it anywhere."

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