Ross County officials continue to investigate why a man died after being tackled on a porch.
Jennifer Elliot, a mother of four children, says Patrick Thomas terrorized her family in the middle of the night inside their own home.
She says her family fought back and even neighbors tried to help, but later that night, he died at a hospital.
Elliott says Thomas broke into her Chillicothe home in the 300 block of Wildflower Lane around 1 a.m. Saturday.
She said he was armed with a baseball bat and was demanding money.
"We're trying to stop him, and he's still swinging and got the bat and doing all this. I scream, ‘He's got my wallet, he's got my wallet,’" Elliott said.
She said the 39-year-old man, who is an old acquaintance, began beating her, her teenage boys and punched her daughter in the face.
Elliott said her boys fought back and were able to get him out of the house, and that's when she says a neighbor came to help.
"He put both his legs around his legs, wrapped both his arms around his neck. I say to him, ‘Don't choke him, don't choke him!" Elliott said.
Paramedics rushed Thomas to a hospital, where he later died.
Deputies interviewed all of the witnesses but have not made any arrests in the case.
Elliott says ever since, people have been driving by her home, harassing her and her family about Thomas' death.
The Ross County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation and calling Thomas' death suspicious.
Autopsy results from the coroner's office have not yet been released.
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