BREAKING: Mobile police make 2nd arrest in connection to home invasion of 81-year-old woman

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UPDATE (5/3) – Terrance Nelson, 24, has also arrested for his involvement and charged with robbery first degree.

UPDATE (5/2) — Mobile Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the case where an 81-year-old woman was stabbed, beaten and robbed in her home.

Mobile Police arrested a woman, Francillia Chastang,28, who police say was the person who attacked Margaret Campbell in her home. She will face charges of elder abuse 1st, assault 1st, theft of property 1st and other felony charges, according to MPD. 

Family of the woman, Margaret Campbell, says the attacker stabbed her in the head and back at her home on Pineda Court Tuesday afternoon. The police department says Campbell is in stable condition. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Police are searching for the suspects accused of beating and robbing an 81-year-old woman in her own home. 

The home invasion happened Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. on Pineda Court in Mobile.
Margaret Campbell is in the ICU at University Hospital after her family says her attacker stabbed her in the head and back. Her family told News 5 on Wednesday that she’s doing better.

The family believes other people were waiting outside the home during the attack because they stole Campbell’s SUV and had a getaway car. The suspects also stole her purse and TV.

“It’s kind of a shake up because we’re not used to this kind of violence in this area,” Victor Campbell, the victim’s son tells News 5. 

Police recovered Campbell’s SUV and returned it to her home on Wednesday morning. 

If arrested, the suspects could face charges of robbery, assault, elder abuse, and theft of property.

Her family also tells News 5 they believe she knows her attacker, since she willingly let them in her home. “You hear it many times, turn yourself in. Let’s hash this out. Maybe we can get help for you,” said Victor Campbell. 

If you have any information, contact the Mobile Police Department. 


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