Father of 2 Takes Down Alleged Attacker in Wrong-Home Invasion

ABCNews.com(GOLDEN, Colo.) -- A Colorado father of two is recovering from stab wounds after a home invasion in which the alleged intruders apparently entered the wrong house Monday night.

Three men knocked on the door of Jesse and Jessica Swift's home in Golden, Colorado, around 9 p.m. and forced their way in, according to police.

The men then allegedly attacked Jesse Swift, at least one with a knife, as Jessica, who had answered the door, ran to a neighbor's house and called 911.

"There's three men that just came in my house and attacked my husband and I," Jessica Swift told the 911 dispatcher. "They knocked on my door and then they came in my house."

“I have two little kids,” she said crying.

“You have kids in the house?” the dispatcher asked.

“Yes,” Jessica Swift said.

Jesse Swift, a middle school teacher, like his wife, managed to get a knife from the kitchen and stab one of the alleged assailants but was also stabbed several times by the suspects, police said.

Police say the alleged intruders were expecting to find $10,000 in cash and drugs, but apparently had the wrong address.

“There were three guys, we have one of them down inside our house,” Jessica told 911, adding that she did not know the suspects. “Oh, my God, please help! My husband’s bleeding very badly.”

Jesse Swift suffered stab wounds to his kidney and a punctured lung, along with several other lacerations but is expected to survive, according to police. The Swifts' children were asleep in the basement of the home, and were not harmed in the invasion, police said.

Police have arrested two suspects so far, 21-year-old Caleb Williams and a 17-year-old juvenile male. Williams is in custody at a hospital with stab wounds police say he received from Jesse Swift during the altercation.

Authorities are also searching for suspect Cody Jones, 20, and an unknown woman they believe may have been driving a getaway car.

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California anticipates much-needed rain this week after catastrophic wildfiresGoogle Earth(NEW YORK) -- Ravaged by a slew of deadly wildfires in recent days, northern California is set to get a bit of relief this week in the form of rain.

A storm system is expected to move over the Pacific Northwest later this week and the trailing cold front will most likely bring some much-needed rain to northern California between Thursday and Friday, according to ABC meteorologists.

"It will rain a bit but not enough to fully douse the blazes," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark said in a statement Tuesday. "The biggest advantage to firefighters will be the increase in humidity and lower temperatures."

Massive wildfires have charred more than 245,000 acres of land statewide in the past week, killing at least 41 people and destroying thousands of homes, according to authorities.

Firefighters were battling about a dozen wildfires as of late Tuesday evening, although most of them were more than halfway contained.

“The weather today will be warm with low humidity, which will continue to challenge firefighters, but only light winds are forecast,” CalFire said in a statement on Tuesday. “A chance of precipitation is expected to arrive later in the week, bringing relief from the dry conditions.”

The northern parts of the Golden State, which has bared the brunt of the fire damage, is forecast to see an influx of cloudy, cooler and wetter weather later in the week, according to AccuWeather.

Spotter from Los Osos was reporting sprinkles from this high level moisture. Dry at lower levels. Rain evaporates. Also called "Virga" #cawx pic.twitter.com/sgxj3bdXZQ

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However, a return of dry air, heat and areas of gusty winds could once again raise the wildfire danger early next week, meteorologists said.

Separately, a band of moisture, referred to as Atmospheric River by weather experts, is currently stretching between Asia and North America. It’s expected to bring several storm systems into many parts of the Pacific Northwest through the rest of the week.

The first of these storms have already hit the Pacific Northwest with wind gusts of between 40 and 74 mph.

A number of wind warnings and flood watches are in effect in the western and northern parts of the U.S. ahead of the storm.

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