Hancock sheriff seeks suspects, information in home invasion

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information about a reported home invasion Tuesday morning.

According to information released Tuesday afternoon by the department, Chief Deputy Art Watson reported the department was called at 1:58 a.m. Tuesday by a resident living at 1684 Mayhew Road. The individual reported waking up to find two unidentified black males, who allegedly entered the house while the individual was asleep, and allegedly proceeded to tie him up and torture him.

An unidentified white female also was reported to have been involved, upon further investigation by deputies.

The individual told deputies he was able to escape his house, run to a neighbor’s house and call 911.

A search of the residence found no suspects, but deputies reported the house to be ransacked.

The suspects left in an unknown vehicle, traveling in an unknown direction, according to the sheriff’s report.

According to the report, Watson believes the incident was not random, and the suspects had a particular goal.

Watson is asking for anyone with information about the identities of the suspects, vehicle information or details on the incident, to contact the sheriff’s department at (304) 564-4100, or anonymously text the information to 847411, with HCSOWV and the information.