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The Carthage Press
  • Suspect sought in burglary, assault

  • Carthage police don’t have a lot to go on as they search for a man accused of breaking into a home in the southeast part of town and attacking a woman inside.
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  • Carthage police don’t have a lot to go on as they search for a man accused of breaking into a home in the southeast part of town and attacking a woman inside.
    Carthage Police Capt. Bill Hawkins said police conducted an extensive investigation after the attack, which was called in to police at 10:07 p.m. on Saturday, but they still only have a vague description of the suspect.
    In a written release, police said the man was about six feet tall and of average weight.
    “That’s really all we’ve got at this point,” Hawkins said. “The description from the victim was pretty vague.”
    In a written release issued early Sunday morning, police said officers were dispatched to a residence in the southeast part of town to investigate a burglary in which the resident of the home was missing.
    A short time after that initial call, police were notified that the resident was at Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital.
    “Investigative officers spoke with the victim, who said that a subject unknown to her had forcibly entered the home and assaulted her,” the release said. “The victim fought off her attacker, who fled when a noise outside startled him. The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated and released.”
    Hawkins urged anyone who sees anything suspicious or out of the ordinary in their neighborhood to call police and have it checked out.
    “We’d rather check something out and have it turn out to be innocent than not be called at all,” Hawkins said.
    Anyone with information about the case can call the police at 237-7200.

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