Tahlequah Woman Narrowly Escapes Intruder's Attack

Friday, October 21st 2016, 8:49 pm
By: News On 6

A Tahlequah college student is still shaken up after a man broke into her home Monday and tried to attack her.

She shared her story in hopes of helping other women.

"I felt like I was about to be murdered, honestly," Kaitlyn said. "I have never been that scared in my life before."

Kaitlyn is a senior at NSU, studying to be a special education teacher. She was in her duplex the afternoon of October 17, 2016, when she heard a man outside talking, then peering in her windows.

She called the police, then called her dad.

"He instructed me to lock the doors of the bedroom, get into the closet and press my feet against the door and put my back against the wall, that way it would harder to get in," Kaitlyn said. 

She heard police arrive, so she came out of the closet and came face to face with Bryan Robertson running straight at her.

"It was all adrenaline," Kaitlyn said. "Somehow, I managed to get past him into the smaller portion of the bathroom where the toilet is and he tried to come in there with me. I was closing the door on him. I don't know how I got him out of there and locked myself in the small bathroom."

Police said when they arrived, Robertson was outside and told them he lived there and went back inside with a key but seconds later, they heard Kaitlyn screaming as Robertson came after her again.

"The cops met him in the hallway and tackled him," Kaitlyn said. 

The report said he claimed Kaitlyn was his wife, but she said she's never seen him before. 

Robertson's wife arrived, said she managed the complex and Robertson had all the master keys, according to the report.

Robertson is in the Cherokee County jail for burglary, possession of meth and public intoxication.

His mother posted online that he will remain in jail until his November hearing. 

She said he will either spend time in jail or go to rehab out of state for a year and that she was  horrified by the event. 

Kaitlyn moved out of the duplex and is trying to regain her sense of security.