Investigators are searching for the man who allegedly broke into a Clinton woman’s home and attempted to touch her in what is being called an inappropriate manner.
According to reports, an unidentified male allegedly broke into the residence, located in the 700 block of Larkins Street on Aug. 17, around 4:36 a.m., found the woman lying in the bed and attempted to touch her.
The incident report was not available at the Police Department until Tuesday morning.
“What happened was she was sleeping and she woke up with the suspect over her,” explained Clinton Police Detective Donald Edwards. “She startled him and he ran off.”
The woman described the man as a black male, 6 foot tall, weighing approximately 245 pounds, with black, shoulder-length dreadlocks. He was wearing dark pants, a white undershirt and a dark shirt. He was not armed.
“There was no use of forced entry into the home,” stated Detective Alpha Clowney. “We are still very early in the investigation right now, but we do know that she was asleep and woke up with the suspect in the room attempting to touch her.”
Clowney noted that investigators are currently following up all leads, and they are still hoping that someone will know who the suspect is and identify him.
“We hope that someone out there knows who this person is,” the detective reiterated. “There was also a dark SUV seen leaving the scene, heading down McKoy Stree,t right after the incident. So, we are hoping maybe someone can identify that person as well so we can talk to them too.”
Although shaken up, the victim did not need to seek medical assistance after the incident.
If you have any information about the suspect or the vehicle seen after the incident, you are asked to call Clowney at the Clinton Police Department at 910-592-3105.
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