Willows Man Attacked in his Home Still Recovering in Local Hospital

Dec 2, 2013 11:52 AM

By Nick Dobis, News Web/ Social Media Producer

55-year-old Joseph Arano is still actively recovering in a local hospital after being beaten and repeatedly stabbed in his Willows home last week, Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones told Action News Now this morning.

Jones could not confirm Arano’s current condition, but did say the wounds Arano suffered from the beating and repeated stabbings were “very serious and life threatening” and he had to stay in the intensive care unit for some time.

Sometime between the evening of November 25 and the early morning of November 26, Arano was attacked by an unknown number of assailants in his home at 414 N. Colusa Street. Before going into surgery last week, Arano told hospital officials two white male adults entered his unlocked home during the night, beat him, and stabbed him repeatedly, according to the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office. Arano was found in a pool of his own blood outside the entrance of his bedroom hours later by his niece. Glenn County Sheriff Deputies arrived at the scene around 11 a.m. that morning. He was initially transported to Glenn Medical Center before being airlifted to another area hospital.

Although it isn’t completely certain if anything was stolen from Arano’s residence the night of the attack, the home didn’t appear to be ransacked nor did it appear anything was stolen, according to Sheriff Jones. Jones did indicate all four tires on Arano’s car were slashed. At this time the department doesn’t believe robbery to be a motive for the crime. The Sheriff’s Office still has no potential leads on the suspects nor the motivation for the attempted murder.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact the Glenn County Sheriff’s Department.


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