The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office released a sketch Thursday of a suspect in an assault that took place July 1 on Hinks Road in Jefferson.

The suspect is described as white, about 6 feet tall with light-colored facial hair. He was wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt with a zippered front and possibly Nike shoes.

According to information sent July 1 from the sheriff’s office, deputies responding to a report of burglary and aggravated assault at 3:21 p.m. at a Hinks Road home found a 20-year-old woman with a cut on her abdomen. She was taken by ambulance to Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta for injuries that were reportedly not considered to be life-threatening.

“The woman said she had been home alone with her dog when she heard a noise coming from the attached garage,” the news release from the sheriff’s office said. “Upon entering the garage, she found a man rummaging through property stored there. As she confronted the man, he swung an object at her, cutting her abdomen and causing her to fall, striking her head. The woman’s dog then entered the garage and chased the man away. The man fled through the woods and out to a waiting car on the Hinks Road.”

The vehicle was described as gray or silver and possibly having four doors.

Investigators said the home is listed for sale, garage doors were open and no cars were in the driveway at the time of the incident.

The area was canvassed by deputes and Maine State Police, but no suspect was located.

Anyone who recognizes the description or the sketch is asked to call Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Scott Hayden at 882-7332.

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