UNION TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — State police have made one arrest after a violent home invasion in Lawrence County.
“I thought they were going to kill me,” said Tim McMillen, of Union Township, Lawrence County.
Police say two home invaders barged through McMillen’s unlocked front door over the weekend and began beating the paralyzed man with a gun.
McMillen was paralyzed seven years ago after his spine was severed in a tree cutting accident. He needs a wheelchair to get around.
State police have arrested 21-year-old Robert Bogdan but are still looking for a second suspect. Police tell KDKA that Bogdan is believed to have been in McMillen’s home before since his former girlfriend had worked as a care provider for McMillen.
While one of the home invaders stayed with Tim, the other went upstairs and dragged his wife Amy down, according to police. Amy McMillen says she was beaten on the head with a gun as well.
They say the robbers demanded money and Tim’s pain pills. They allegedly stole a lock box containing prescription medicine and financial documents, as well as rifles, a handgun and cell phones. They also ransacked the place, destroying some of the the family’s belongings, according to the McMillens.
The McMillens are glad to be alive and glad the robbers didn’t hurt their three children.
“I was just waiting for them to shoot,” said McMillen. “It was just so scary!”