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2nd Suspect In Bizarre Novato Halloween Assault Behind Bars; 1 Remains At-Large

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NOVATO (CBS SF)- Novato police arrested the second of three women who are suspected of assaulting a man in his Novato home early Wednesday morning.

One of the women was dressed as a fairy and another was wearing military fatigues, Novato police said.

Keren Anne Blake, 39, was arrested by Petaluma police at a homeless encampment in the 900 block of Petaluma Boulevard North in Petaluma around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Novato police Lt. Keith Heiden said.

She was turned over to Novato police who then took her to the Marin County Jail, Heiden said.

Police searched two residences in Santa Rosa and Petaluma and recovered items taken from the robbery and a handgun used in the robbery, Heiden said.

Blake’s daughter, 20-year-old Teresa Gollihugh, of Novato, was arrested at 3 p.m. Wednesday on Tomales Road in Petaluma, police said.

Police know who the third female suspect is and have a warrant for her arrest, Heiden said.

Police responded around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday to the 2000 block of Center Road where the 46-year-old victim was yelling for police and bleeding from a head injury, Novato police Sgt. Jennifer Welch said.

He told police three women tried to rob him. The first woman, dressed in a fairy costume, entered his house when she asked to use the man’s phone, Welch said.

The second woman, believed to be Gollihugh dressed in military fatigues, then entered the house and brandished a black handgun, Welch said.

A struggle began and the third woman entered the residence and assisted in the assault, Welch said.

The man escaped, yelled for police and the women fled, Welch said.

The victim, who knew Gollihugh, was taken to Novato Community Hospital where he received extensive sutures, Welch said.

Both Gollihugh and Blake were booked into the Marin County Jail under $100,000 bail for robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious injury, conspiracy and exhibiting a firearm.

Aside from the costumes the suspects were wearing, the incident is unusual because there are not many home invasion robberies in Novato, Heiden said.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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