A suspicious person at a Dodge Hill Road residence pushed a woman down and ran into the woods after she found him breaking into her car.
Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to an incident at a residence on Dodge Hill Road between 11 a.m. and noon on Monday. Dodge Hill Road runs off David Hill Road which runs off Highway 98 in Homer.
Sheriff Charles Chapman said the female resident owner was home alone at the time of the incident. The woman heard an alarm going off and, at first, thought it may have been a chicken house alarm. She told a deputy that she looked out at the garage and saw the lights blinking on the passenger side of her vehicle and knew it was the car alarm, Chapman said.
The female resident stepped out the back door to the garage. When she got to a location where she could see the vehicle, she saw the driver’s side door was open. At the time she noticed the open door, a person described as a large male with a stocking-type cap pulled completely down over his head and face came out from around the vehicle and ran over to the female and pushed her down on the concrete. The male was described as both heavy set and tall and the cap had holes cut out for the eyes, Chapman said.
The female victim was able to get up and she ran and called for help. The man ran into the woods but the victim was unsure in which direction.
A canine unit from the Commerce Police Department was called in to assist Banks County deputies with the search, Chapman said. The canine was unable to find sufficient tracks to locate the male person.
Chapman said Banks County patrol units canvassed the area and neighboring roads for some time Monday afternoon but was unable to locate the man.
If anyone has any information that could help assist Banks County officers in this case, they are asked to call the sheriff’s office at 706-677-2248.