Women make court appearance following alleged burglary

Published 6:44 am Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Two Austin women appeared in court Tuesday for allegedly breaking into an apartment and attacking two residents.

Nyaluak Reast Dak, 29, and Josephine Kong Thor, 23, each face two counts of felony first-degree burglary for allegedly entering an occupied dwelling and assaulting someone.

Thor also faces a felony charge of making terroristic threats.

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According to a court complaint, the incident occurred Sunday night at an apartment on 204 11th Ave. NW.

Dak and Thor allegedly broke into a room at around 6:40 p.m. and attacked a 28-year-old man and his 35-year-old wife.

Thor also yelled death threats at one of the residents, the complaint states.

The man and woman were able to get the two attackers out of the room. Dak and Thor then went outside and at least one of them began throwing rocks at the room’s balcony.

The complaint states that Dak and Thor returned to the door again that evening, banging on it and yelling at the two inside.

The man and woman called police and Dak and Thor again left.

Dak was later arrested in a different room at the apartment. According to the complaint, she yelled and waved her arms wildly during the arrest.

The 28-year-old man identified Dak as one of the two intruders.

Thor was later tracked down at home and said she had nothing to do with the attack. Because she was watching several children, police made no arrest, the complaint notes.

During police questioning, Dak said the attack was Thor’s idea and that she had gone with. She said she tried to hold Thor back when she was banging on the door.

Thor was subsequently arrested and officers were assigned a welfare check on the children at the 58505 221st St. property, where both women live.

The two are scheduled for arraignment Oct. 29 and are in custody.