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Victim Of Temple Home Invasion Speaks Out


A man who was attacked in his home nine days ago found himself praying for his life after he was stabbed in the throat by an intruder.

Bobby Elkins lives on North 7th Street with his partner and his mother. Becoming a victim of a violent crime never crossed his mind.

"It's a great neighborhood and I've been here a little over about a year in a half," said Elkins. "There hasn't been one issue."

On June 2nd, someone broke into the home through a side window where an a/c until was located. Elkins, who is a caregiver for his mother, was in his bedroom at the time. He left to check out the noise, but instead found himself meeting the intruder in the hallway.

"I grabbed him by his shirt," Elkins said. "I know he had a T-shirt on, and I pulled him down and when he landed on me, I felt a slice on my top lip."

And also felt what he thought was a punch to his neck turned out to be much worse. Elkins knew something was wrong after chasing the man towards the back of the house.

"I only realized when I got to the kitchen that I was covered in blood," Elkins said.

A two inch stab wound was only a hair away from hitting an artery and his trachea.

"Within a period about three hours, my neck from the center of my throat all the way around to the center of my spine which swelled the size of a football."

Elkins is working with Temple detectives to recover stolen credit cards and his wallet. The good new is, he will make a full recovery with some advice.

"Be cautious honestly, whether it's in your own home or what have you, and just pay attention to the people that are in your neighborhood, said Elkins.

There's been no arrest in this home invasion robbery. If you have any information that might help them solve this crime, call Temple police at (254)298-5500.

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