On Sunday (August 16) at 9:35 p.m., officers with the Lenoir Police Department responded to an address in the Joyceton area inside the City Limits of Lenoir to investigate the sexual assault of an elderly female. At this time, it appears that the suspect was not related to the victim. Lenoir Police did not release any more information, the investigation is continuing.
The news release from the Lenoir Police Department says much of the time, criminals choose to utilize the cover of night to prey on un-expecting victims. Utilize things such as outside lighting, and remove things from the entrances and exits of your residence to minimize hiding areas for anyone looking to harm someone.
Any time citizens have concerns of suspicious persons or occurrences that they feel are out of the ordinary, call the Lenoir Police Department, your local law enforcement agency, or 9-1-1.
Lenoir Police say this case is an active and on-going investigation and they are currently involved in an extensive effort to follow every lead and piece of information received so far. If anyone in the community knows of any information that may aid investigators in this case, call the Lenoir Police Department at 828-757-2100 or Crime Stoppers at 828-758-8300.