Deputies looking for armed suspect
Newton County deputies are searching for a man who broke into a home early Friday and stabbed the homeowner before fleeing.
The incident occurred on Waterford Road after the assailant had kicked-in the door, according to a report.
The victim told officers that the man who broke into his home was a black male in dark clothing who had a dark covering over his face. He was also brandishing a pistol.
The victim confronted the robber in a hallway and a scuffle ensued. The homeowner sustained minor cuts to the right side of the head and above his right eye, according to Newton County Sheriff’s 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell.
The assailant fled and could not be found when deputies arrived.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at ( 678) 625-1400 or online at www.newtonsheriffga. org. All tips can be given anonymously.