Brave 15-year-old nabs man who broke into their house and was about to rape his mother
John Wayne Morris, 37, was arrested on a first-degree felony charge of burglary with intent to commit sexual assault
According to multiple reports, a 15-year-old boy held back a man who entered their Texas home and allegedly attacked his mother until law enforcement authorities arrived at the scene.
At around 11.30 pm on Thursday, dispatch received a call about a potential burglary-in-progress at a home in Robinson, McLennan County, Texas. According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, officers found two visibly upset teenage siblings outside the residence upon their arrival. They revealed to the authorities that their brother was inside their home holding a man who had entered their mother's bedroom.
First responders arrested 37-year-old John Wayne Morris at the home and took him to McLennan County Jail on a first-degree felony charge of burglary with intent to commit sexual assault. Morris's imprisonment on October 18 was confirmed by an inmate listing at the facility.
Morris had entered the residence using an unlocked door and had subsequently jumped on the mother in her bedroom, Phillip Prasifka, the Robinson Police Chief, asserted. Hearing their mother's screams, the 15-year-old son pulled the suspect off her and held him down as his siblings called the police for help.
“[The mother] said that Morris threatened her by telling her that he had someone watching her children and that they would kill them," Prasifka said. "[She] stated that she was afraid to fight back because she was afraid that her children would be harmed,” he added. The woman's name or age was not released.
The Waco Tribune Herald reported last week citing police chief Prasifka that Morris had no direct connection to the family or victim despite the fact that he lived in the Robinson area.
Morris was not a registered sex offender, KWKTA (FOX 44) reported last Friday. Speaking to the outlet, a family friend said all three children had worked in unison to "subdue the suspect." Morris did not have permission to enter the property, the police chief confirmed. No bond information was immediately available.