The homeowner, Donna Salvo, 42, said she was awakened by breaking glass around 5:30 a.m. on July 10, and found a man standing in her bedroom. The suspect, 36-year-old Jonathan Hill, a convicted rapist, then allegedly grabbed a shotgun, pointed it at Salvo and pushed her down on the bed. Hill later held a knife to the throat of a friend of the homeowner’s, Cornenia Dillard, 70, who was sleeping on a couch in another room.
When Hill returned to Salvo’s bedroom, Dillard shot him in the abdomen with a small handgun before being struck in the back by Stacy Wright, 38, an alleged accomplice of Hill’s, who then fled the house with him. The two were later arrested at a nearby hospital.