74-Year-Old Woman Assaulted in Leon County

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Sheriff’s deputies say an elderly woman was assaulted after a man broke into her Leon County home in the middle of the night Friday.

Deputies say the 74-year-old woman is an Oakwood resident, and she woke up to the suspect punching her in the face at around 3:30 AM.

The victim told investigators that she fought back, and the suspect fled from her residence in an unknown direction of travel. The victim reportedly described the suspect as being male and wearing a dark-colored hoodie.

The elderly woman was transported to the emergency room in Madisonville, where she was treated for her injuries and released.

Leon County Sheriff's Deputies are still investigating the incident.

Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at 903-536-2749.