Reward offered

Published 3:45 pm Saturday, February 23, 2019

WINTON – As the investigation continues into a violent home invasion nearly a week ago, Hertford County Sheriff Dexter Hayes is working to have a reward offered that he hopes will shed more light on the incident.

“There will be a reward forthcoming that will be paid to someone who offers information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for this senseless crime,” Hayes said on Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Hayes and his team of investigators still have the case listed as a top priority.

“We still have a person of interest in this case, but we’re having trouble in locating this individual,” Hayes said.

The home invasion, which sent an elderly man to the hospital with broken ribs, occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17 at a residence on Early Station Road.

“The victims – a husband and his wife – came home sometimes around 8 p.m. and as they were entering their house, two to three unknown subjects forced their way into the home from behind the couple,” Hayes said. “They robbed the couple of various items at gunpoint, assaulted the husband in the process, and then fled the scene.”

The Sheriff added that the female victim suffered a bruise.

“I’m sure she was shaken emotionally from this, but she wasn’t seriously injured. The acts of aggression were carried out against the husband,” Hayes said.

Those with information about the case – to include sharing knowledge that may qualify to receive the reward money – are encouraged to contact the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office at 252-358-7800.

“If someone happened to be traveling along Early Station Road in the vicinity of Pinewood Manor (rest home) between 7:45 – to – 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 and witnessed individuals walking along the road or if they saw a vehicle parked up a path, please give us a call,” Hayes stressed. “All callers will remain anonymous.”

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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