A man who burglarized a garage on Hinks Road in Jefferson and assaulted a 20-year-old woman the afternoon of Friday, July 1 remains at large.
The woman was home along with her dog when she heard a noise in the attached garage. She went into the garage and found a man “rummaging through property,” according to a press release from Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Michael Murphy.
She confronted the man and the man “swung an object at her, cutting her abdomen and causing her to fall, striking her head,” Murphy said in the press release. “The woman’s dog then entered the garage and chased the man away.”
The man fled through the woods to a car on Hinks Road.
Numerous officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Maine State Police responded and spread out to look for the suspect “or suspects,” according to the press release. LCSO detectives conducted a neighborhood canvas.
The woman was taken by ambulance to LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The man is white and about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a blue hoodie and possibly Nike shoes. The vehicle was a gray or silver sedan.
The house is for sale, the garage doors were open, and there were no cars in the driveway at the time of the burglary.
LCSO asks anyone with information about the incident to contact LCSO at 882-7332.