Volume 51, Number 16

sixteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 17, 2014

Masked man carrying butcher knife attempts break in at Byrdstown residence

On Monday, March 23rd at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Pickett County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call regarding an attempted breaking and entering by knifepoint.
Deputy James Hammock was dispatched to a residence on Cordell Hull Memorial Drive.
According to the sheriff's report, the home owners stated that they heard someone outside and thought it was a family friend. Once the door was opened, it was noticed that the person had on a mask and was carrying a butcher knife in one hand. The door was quickly shut and the homeowners called 911. The suspect was described as a tall male, slender build with what appeared to be light colored hair and was wearing blue jeans, dark blue cotton jacket and dark cap.
If anyone has information about this incident please call Sheriff's Department at 864-3210.

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