The suspect was arrested on several charges, including animal cruelty, but was released on a $1,000 bond after just five days.
After drinking at a friend’s house, the group of teens began banging repeatedly on the man’s door, believing it was someone else’s home.
Patrick Decker had a colorful criminal history that included two convictions for 1st degree rape, kidnapping, assault and burglary.
As the intruder dragged the little girl down the stairs, she did a pressure move on his neck, causing him to drop her so she could run for help.
Authorities say multiple suspects broke into the home, but one didn’t make it out and was found dead when police arrived.
After throwing a 100-pound concrete planter through a glass door, the suspect walked into the home, but was promptly met by the armed homeowner.
The homeowner was also killed during the violent encounter, but he protected his wife and ensured the suspect would not be breaking into any more homes.
That suspect, who turned out to only be armed with a BB gun, is now recovering from the impromptu amputation and also facing charges.
“I fully expected he was going to kill me,” the 94-year-old woman said of the early morning assault.
He was acquitted on attempted murder, but his colorful criminal history included 38 arrests and 17 felony convictions, which helped seal the deal.