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Since You Asked: 'Egypt' attacker served her time

Whatever happened in the case of the woman who broke into that home in White City and attacked the lady sleeping on the couch? I remember reading she kept screaming "We're going to Egypt." Did she go to jail or to a mental ward?

— Lynne S., Rogue River

It flew through the justice system so fast it slipped past our radar screen, and we tend to focus on more significant crimes. But we're glad to follow up on its conclusion for the record.

Jennifer Marie Wojack, 27, pleaded guilty on Valentine's Day to a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from her attack on 57-year-old Joy Mitchell and 35-year-old Roy Towe. She was sentenced the same day by Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Ron Grensky to 15 days in the Jackson County Jail, which included credit for time served, and 18 months probation. Wojack also must complete a drug and alcohol program, have no contact with the victims and pay a $500 fine.

Mitchell was asleep on the couch at her daughter-in-law's house near White City when Wojack — wearing only underwear and a small shirt — entered the home and attacked the sleeping woman just before 5 a.m. on Jan. 15.

Mitchell — who suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and breathes with the aid of an oxygen tank — suffered bruised ribs and scratches on her throat before Towe pulled Wojack off.

Towe, who stands more than 6 feet tall and weighs 250 pounds, had his hands full with the 5-foot, 130-pound Wojack. While trying to subdue her until sheriff's deputies arrived, he suffered a broken nose and dislocated wrist. Jennifer Towe said her husband was forced to hit Wojack at one point, which prompted her to scream more disturbing comments.

The deputies managed to subdue Wojack, of Central Point, and lodged her in the Jackson County Jail on two counts of fourth-degree assault.

Deputy Ben Defazio said in January that police have had very few dealings with Wojack and nothing in her past suggested such violent behavior.

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