No arrest had been made as of Friday in the June 8 beating of 70-year-old Pembroke resident Devon Morris.
Pembroke Police Department Chief Mark Crowe, who spoke with Morris’s nurse at Memorial Hospital Friday, anticipates that Morris will be well enough sometime next week to finally be interviewed, which Crowe hopes will lead him to an arrest warrant.
Since the incident, Morris has been in and out of the intensive care unit due to an ongoing battle with pneumonia.
Morris is also suffering from emphysema and numerous lacerations to his head and face that he sustained in the attack.
On June 8, Morris was reportedly attacked while lying in his bed.
Crowe said three people entered and ransacked the home in the early morning hours after breaking out the back window.
Morris reportedly was asleep when he was attacked and woke to find he was being beaten with objects lying around his bedroom, including a hammer and a fan.
Morris, who is on oxygen and does not own a telephone, reportedly walked a half block to his friend Gabby Hall’s pet grooming shop.
Hall said she immediately called Pembroke Police and EMS after seeing her friend covered in blood, breathing heavily, "about to pass out."
Crowe said Morris was placed back into ICU Tuesday due to a pneumonia relapse, but is "doing much better now."