Police charge two teens in attack on elderly woman

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NORTH JACKSON — Two teenagers have been charged in an Oct. 15 attack on an elderly woman inside her home, according to the Jackson Police Department. Shuan Edwards, 18, and a 17-year-old juvenile male, both of Jackson, were arrested separately Tuesday evening, according to the release. Officers were called to the woman’s home on Winchester Cove around 5 p.m. The woman told police she had come home to find two intruders inside the home. The intruders assaulted the victim, held her against her will and took valuables including her Toyota Avalon, according to the release. Humboldt police recovered the Avalon in Humboldt the following morning. “During the ongoing investigation, sufficient facts and physical evidence were gathered to file charges on Edwards and the juvenile,” Capt. Tyreece Miller said in the statement. “Based on our investigation, we believe Edwards and the juvenile are the only two responsible, and we’re not looking for anyone else in connection with this attack.” Edwards and the juvenile both are charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and felony theft. The juvenile remains in custody at the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center and awaits a detention hearing at 4 p.m. Thursday in Madison County Juvenile Court. The District Attorney General’s Office will seek to have the juvenile tried as an adult, according to the release. Edwards, who is in custody at the Madison County Jail, is scheduled to appear for a video arraignment at 8 a.m. Friday in Jackson City Court. Edwards had been wanted since July on a violation of community corrections warrant stemming from a drug offense in March.

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