2 charged after woman beaten in Union Twp home

UNION TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A woman is recovering after police say intruders kicked down her door, rushed inside, and brutally beat her.

Police say two men are being charged.

Jeremy Downing, of Warren County, faces one count each of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and felonious assault, and Randy Napier, of Union Township, is charged with complicity to aggravated robbery.

They are being held in the Clermont County Jail.

The incident happened Tuesday around 9:00 a.m. on Glenridge Drive in Union Township. Police say the victim -- who is in her mid-50s -- was alone when the prowlers forced their way into her home in broad daylight, then began attacking her.

The victim was able to escape, and out of fear that the men would chase her she ran to a neighbor's house for help. The neighbor called 911 after finding the bloody woman on their doorstep.

"Our neighbor just came to the door and she's severely beaten up," said the neighbor in a 911 call.

The neighbor didn't want to be identified but tells FOX19 the victim is recovering from several broken ribs and a bruised face.

"It's really unnerving what happened," said Patty Porter, who lives across the street from the victim. "That could have been me, you know. This is one of the first mornings I didn't have to get up early and go to work, so it's a little scary. Real scary."

Detective Ken Mullis with the Union Township Police Department is handling the investigation and he says this is a rare case.

"To have an elderly female by herself -- to be assaulted like this -- it's uncommon here," he said.

He says police haven't had any previous incidents at the house.

Mullis says due to the woman's extensive injuries police haven't had a chance to speak with her yet. He is relieved that a neighbor was able to step in and help.

The woman is expected to make a full recovery.

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