A 20-year-old woman was wounded Friday afternoon during an alleged home burglary on Hinks Road in Jefferson, according to a news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman told police that she was home alone with her dog about 3:20 p.m. when she heard a noise coming from the attached garage.

“Upon entering the garage, she found a man rummaging through property stored there,” the release stated. The woman confronted the man, who then swung at her with an object, cutting her abdomen and causing the woman to fall and strike her head.

The woman’s dog then came into the garage and chased the man away, who police say fled to a waiting car on Hinks Road.

The house is for sale, the release said. The garage doors were open and there were no cars in the driveway when the man was caught in the garage.

Members of the sheriff’s department and Maine State Police searched the area for the suspect or suspects but were unsuccessful.

The woman was taken to Miles Hospital in Damariscotta. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Police say the suspect is a white man, about 6 feet tall, who was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and what may have been Nike shoes. The vehicle was gray or silver, possibly a four-door sedan.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 882-7332.

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