MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two women from the Pittsburgh area are facing multiple charges following a home invasion in Morgantown that came to an abrupt conclusion when the victim’s dog chased the assailants to the street.
According to the victim, two women and a six-year-old child came into her house by kicking down the front door Saturday night around 11:15 p.m.
The two women took the victim’s phone, began throwing clothing and personal items of the victim’s boyfriend out of the window, and removed a two-year-old child from the victim’s arms, according to Morgantown Police.
One of the suspects had a prior domestic relationship with the victim’s boyfriend.
Police said the victim, who is pregnant, then fell to the floor during the struggle to hold onto the infant. She was then kicked in her head and body, police said.
The victim did not suffer any serious injuries, but was treated by EMS.
The suspect’s fled the scene when the family’s dog entered the room and began to attack one of the invaders, identified later as Dominique Peebles, 29, of Pittsburgh, PA.
Peebles is charged with burglary and attempted kidnapping. She and her alleged co-conspirator are in custody out-of-state.
The other suspect has since been identified as Sylvia Louis Thornton, 29, of Pittsburgh, PA. She is charged with attempted kidnapping and conspiracy.
Both suspects are awaiting extradition to West Virginia.