Arrest made in violent Raleigh home invasion

Jason Roman

June 4, 2013 1:15:59 PM PDT
A violent home invasion on a normally quiet Raleigh street left a 56-year-old woman pistol whipped inside her own home.

The crime has left many in the community on edge.

"It's scary. It really is," said resident Helen Sloan.

For nearly 50 years, Sloan has lived on Wilmont Drive, which is a neighborhood where most people know each other.

However, Sunday night the quiet was shattered by the sound of police sirens.

"He could have killed her because he beat her with his gun," said Sloan.

Sloan's neighbor was attacked and robbed by a man police say she'd never met.

"She's all bruised all over face and everywhere," said Sloan. "I was shocked because why would they choose her."

Tuesday, investigators arrested and charged 18-year-old Jason Roman with the crime.  

It comes as good news for neighbors who say they will remain vigilant.  

"I'm not afraid," said Sloan. "My house is like Fort Knox. It stays locked all day long."

The woman who was attacked is expected to be okay.

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