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November 9, 2013

Home invasion leaves family in fear

NEW PARIS — Fear has replaced the feeling of security for the Neer family.

Alisha Long, daughter of Donald and Beverly Neer, said the family doesn’t feel safe anymore at their New Paris home after a home invasion Monday at 9:40 p.m.

Her 82-year-old father was injured by two unknown black males who forced entry into the home at 71201 Ind. 15 and transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital.

“He has a fractured neck and has to wear a neck brace and may face possible surgery,” Long said, during a phone interview. “He has some nauseous and pain from being nauseous. He is sitting up in a chair and doing better. His pain is more controlled and he has bruising and swelling. He has lacerations to his head, face and wrist.”

Long said the “family is very frightened. Even in the hospital, he’s (Donald) still frightened and no longer feels safe. We feel violated.”

She says New Paris is a small town, where everyone knows everyone else.

“You don’t think it will ever happen to you. Now the neighbors are frightened. It’s very scary,” Long said.

As their daughter, Long says she’s dealing with anger towards the thieves.

“I have a lot of anger thinking that someone could have done this,” she said. “They could have tied him up. They didn’t have to beat him.”

She said her mother, 78-year-old Beverly, wasn’t beaten like her father.

“They threw her down. She’s kind of in state of shock. She’s not showed a lot of emotion, almost like post-traumatic stress disorder,” Long said. “She feels anger.”

The two black males asked for guns, jewelry, money and electronics.

“And that’s what they took,” she said.

Her parents had returned from vacation and had approximatley $200 in cash laying on a counter.

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