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Shannon Lynn Jones Allegedly Breaks Into Homes, Stabs Elderly Woman, Dog

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Shannon Lynn Jones, 25, allegedly broke into three homes in Riverside, Calif., stabbing an elderly woman and a dog.
Shannon Lynn Jones, 25, allegedly broke into three homes in Riverside, Calif., stabbing an elderly woman and a dog.

A woman who allegedly broke into three Riverside, Calif. homes, stabbing an 80-year-old woman and a dog, has been arrested.

Shannon Lynn Jones, 25, was arrested Tuesday at around 2:45 a.m. after being spotted in the Toyota Camry she had stolen from the elderly victim, Sgt. David Amador told CBS LA. Amador said Jones crashed the car, then fled on foot before police managed to overtake her.

Law enforcement officials had been searching for Jones since Monday, when she allegedly broke into the home of Kim and Suzy Lyman early that morning.

Lyman told KABC that the couple heard their dog cry out at around 4:30 a.m., and when they went downstairs to investigate, Jones was sitting on the couch with a knife by her feet, wearing a hard hat and talking about people trying to kill her.

The Lymans say they chased Jones out of their home before they realized that the woman had stabbed their dog, Gunner.

Jones then allegedly broke into a shed belonging to the home next door, then illegally entered yet another home, where she beat and stabbed an 80-year-old woman. The victim, whose name has not been released, was discovered by neighbors who heard her cries for help at around 8 a.m., according to KTLA.

Gunner is expected to fully recover. The woman is in serious but stable condition at a hospital.

Jones is charged with attempted murder, home invasion robbery, burglary, animal cruelty, and vehicle theft.