New photos released of suspect in Lincoln County home invasion

- The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has released new photos in connection to a home invasion last month in the area. 

Around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, July 20, an elderly woman returned to her home on Sifford Road in eastern Lincoln County where she observed a gold or tan colored sedan parked in her carport. The door to the home was partially open and she entered the home. 

She thought a relative was inside the house so she went inside not knowing the door had actually been kicked in.

She encountered a slim built black male approximately 18 to 22 years old and armed with a black handgun. He took the woman into a back room of the house and placed her in a chair telling her he didn’t want to hurt her. She called 911 while the suspect was in the home.

The suspect left with the residence with a flat screen TV and a lock box.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050.

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