New Smyrna Beach police arrest man accused of beating, robbing 89-year-old man

More arrests expected in home invasion, police say

By Michelle Dendy - Web Editor
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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - New Smyrna Beach police arrested on Tuesday the man they say attacked and pistol-whipped an 89-year-old wheelchair-bound man.

Michael Roy Kirshon, 26, has been charged with armed burglary after police say he attacked Joseph Saulenas at around 11 p.m. Saturday at his apartment in the 500 block of 10th Street, according to New Smyrna Beach police.

An anonymous tip led to Kirshon's arrest and police say more arrests are expected in the case.

Investigators said Saulenas was asleep when he woke up and confronted a man and woman who were stealing things inside his home.

The couple attacked the man, who was bleeding from the bridge of his nose when police arrived, according to investigators, who added that Saulenas' entire face had blood on it and blood stains were on his shirt.

Saulenas was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and anybody with information about this case is asked to contact police 386-424-2251 or the Crime Stoppers tip line, toll free, at 888-277-8477.

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