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Home Invasion in Knox County

Date of News Release: 11/30/2015

(Gray, Ky.) - On November 30, 2015 at approximately 4:00 a.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call about a home evasion off of KY 1232 in the Gray community of Knox County. Detective Jake Wilson and Trooper Wayne Hensley responded to the residence and began an investigation.

Preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 3:00 a.m., two unknown male individuals kicked the door in at a residence and began assaulting the 45 year old home owner. The home owner was then held at gun point and bound with duct tape and cords.

The two individuals stole a firearm, a TV, a phone, and several other items from the residence before leaving. Approximately one hour later the victim was able to free himself and run to a neighbor's house to call 911.

The homeowner was transported to Baptist Health in Corbin for minor injuries. He was released shortly later. No one else was inside the residence at the time of the break-in.

Kentucky State Police is asking for the public's assistance with any information. You can contact Post 10 Harlan at 606-573-3131. Only description at this time is both were males and wearing boots.