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2 Injured After Hillsboro Man Invades Home

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:39:21 CST

The Montgomery County Sheriff's offce has released details of an attempted homicide that occurred Saturday in Hillsboro.

According to their report, at approximately 10:25 a.m. Saturday, the Montgomery County Sheriff's office received a 911 call stating that a male subject was in a man's house and was stabbing him and his daughter. Sheriff's deputies arrived at the residence, located at 8357 Walshville Trail, southwest of Hillsboro.

Deputies located the suspect - David Johnisee, 63, of Hillsboro - and placed him into custody. Also located inside the residence was the home-owner, Melvin Hoxsey, Sr., 75, who had sustained non-life threatening injuries from a knife and an apparent struggle with his alleged attacker. Mary Koch, 52, was also in the house with multiple non-life threatening injuries. She had a stab wound in the area of her face along with other injuries.

Statements from the victims indicated that Johnisee knocked on the door. Hoxsey then opened the door, when Johnisee proceeded to batter him and forced his way into the home. Johnisee allegedly began stabbing Hoxsey and Koch once inside the residence. Hoxsey was able to subdue Johnisee and held him until deputies arrived.

Hoxsey and Koch were both taken to Hillsboro Area Hospital; Koch by ambulance and Hoxsey via a family member. They each stated that they did not know Johnisee and did not know why he attacked them.

Johnisee is being held in the Montgomery County Jail pending formal charges. He is being charged with two counts of attempted homicide, home invasion, unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated battery. The Montgomery County Sheriff's office is continuing the investigation.


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