Pennsylvania man is shot, stabbed following an early-morning home invasion

first_imgSkates left the scene and the female victim called 911, they say. Skates was arrested a short time later when troopers located his vehicle on Elk Lake Drive. (WBNG) — Pennsylvania State Police at Honesdale responded to a 911 call on Martin Road in Browndale early Wednesday morning. Police allege that 29-year-old Jesse Lester Skates of Waymart, Pa. entered a residence by breaking a window. They say a female in the house was aowken by the breaking of the window. The male victim was transported to alocal hospital where he remains in intensive care. Despite theseriousness of his injuries, he is expected to survive. When investigating the noise, they say she saw the suspect enter with a rifle and she quickly returned to the bedroom to wake her male companion. Skates is being charged with attemptedhomicide, aggravated assault, burglary, and other charges. He will bearraigned at the Wayne County Courthouse. Skates followed her into the bedroom and after a brief argument, Skates shot a male victim in the face, police said. After a short battle, the rifle was broken and the suspect assaulted the male victim with a pocket knife, slashing his face. last_img

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