PD: 74-year-old Phoenix woman beaten in home invasion, suspect arrested

Posted at 9:30 AM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 11:30:48-04

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    Phoenix, AZ (KNXV) — A 74-year-old woman is recovering after she was severely beaten during a home invasion and robbery early Tuesday morning.

Phoenix police say the woman woke up after a man entered her home near 35th and Northern avenues around 4 a.m. and began beating her in her bed. She was bound and robbed, and had her 2007 Mercedes Benz stolen from her home.

Fortunately, she was able to free herself and call for help.

Police identified the suspect as 20-year-old John Eaves, who was seen driving the stolen vehicle on Thursday around noon. When he spotted officers, he fled and crashed into a parked car. He ran from the crashed car on foot, but was taken into custody with the help of a police K-9.

Eaves was booked into jail on charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, vulnerable adult abuse and other felony charges.

Police say the victim is currently hospitalized with serious injuries.

Anyone with more information about the incident is asked to call police at 602-262-6151. To remain anonymous, information can be given to Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO (Spanish).

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