Victims of Sunday Home Invasion suffered broken bones in a possible case of mistaken identity; Police inaction alleged

The two victims of a home invasion attempted robbery Sunday night in Lander both suffered broken bones and it's possible they were attacked in a case of mistaken identity. The two victims, a husband and wife both in their 50's, Joe Jaure and Donna Harris, were treated at SageWest Health Care that night, and again a day later. Jaure reportedly suffered a broken collar bone and a broken nose. Harris suffered four broken ribs and a laceration behind an ear. Both also received CAT Scans at the hospital, according to a family spokesperson. The two were allegedly beaten with a wrench and a metal pipe, according to witnesses at the scene. The couple lived in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Lander Police arrested one man in connection with the incident, but his role is not known at this time, according to LPD Public Information Officer Duane Kaiser. "We had our two investigators on the case all day yesterday and all day today," he said Tuesday afternoon. "The case is still under active investigation." Kaiser said the initial report of the incident had been sent to the county attorney, but after complaints of police inaction in the case were lodged by family members, the investigation seemed to be reenergized. "I don't know that we were ever off of the case, but I know the investigators talked to the county attorney," Kaiser said. "I don't know if he told them to do more investigating or not." Fremont County and Prosecuting Attorney Patrick LeBrun said it was not the LPD, but his own staff that located the report of the incident. "It was not sent to us by the LPD, we had to get it ourselves," he told "It's at the top of my priority list." Otherwise, LeBrun said he could not comment on the details of the case because it is still under investigation. Kaiser said the one arrest made in the case was for a drunk driving charge. "We stopped a car just down the block from the attack, whether they were involved in the incident or not I don't know at this point," he said. On the LPD arrest docket for Sunday charged with drunk driving was Mark Eisnnicher, who is also apparently known as Mark Willow, 33, a family member said. He was charged with DUI, Driving Under Suspension, Interference, and Careless Driving. Family spokesperson Jean Harris said several of the attackers were apparently known to the victims, but at the door an unknown female allegedly was asking for someone with another name. Jaure allegedly told the woman that there was no one there by that name, although there was a person on the end of their block by that name. A struggle ensued at which point multiple people allegedly entered the home and used tools and possibly a crowbar to attack the couple. Another couple who lived in the house heard the commotion and came out to stop the attack. At that point, according to Harris, the attackers fled and police arrived just a few moments later, stopping what was described as a "fleeing vehicle." *[image: Inline image 1]* *Donna Harris suffered a lacerated ear and four broken ribs in the assault Sunday night. (Family photos / Pitchengine Communities) * *Feature Photo: Joe Jaure was a bloody mess after the early morning attack at his home. Assailants allegedly used a wrench and a pipe to attack Jaure and his wife, Donna in what might have been a case of mistaken identity. * #county10 #news