By Kimberly Foley. CREATED Oct 24, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct 24, 2013
Omaha, NE - On Thursday, Action 3 News learned more about the criminal past of the teen suspected of a brazen crime against a defenseless grandma.
OPD issued a warrant for Naushkoniwaheega Hamilton, 16, Thursday morning.
Police said he broke into 78-year-old Janet Jordan's home, beat her with a table leg and tried to take her T.V. early Tuesday morning.
Still bruised and in pain, Jordan saw what her suspected attacker looked like for the first time Thursday.
"I expected to see the devil, the way I was treated," said Jordan when she saw the suspect's photo. "Why he'd want to waste his life doing this? You know (the police) are after him. I just thought he was a nice looking kid compared to what I thought he'd look like."
Court documents showed the crime lab recovered Hamilton's fingerprint, which tied him to the scene.
"Once they arrest him, it'll take a load off," said Jordan. "I know there are other ones out there like him, but I can't live my life in fear either."
Action 3 News looked into his criminal past and found out he was a ward of the state.
Records show he was arrested three times. Two of those arrests were in 2011. Both were theft-related.
He was also arrested earlier this year for graffiti.
"No, I don't know him," said Jordan. "I might have seen him, but don't know him. I don't know. I didn't know him from nothing. His face doesn't look familiar."
The pain, both physical and emotional, is getting better.
Jordan hopes police catch Hamilton so her life can return to normal - whatever that might be.
"I can't let my guard down anymore," she said. "Keep the door locked, window shades down. I hate to live in a cocoon, but that's the way old people are going to have to do. It's getting worse."
Police said Hamilton is considered a danger to the public so if you have any information about where he might be, you're asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 444-Stop.