Elkton Police are investigating a violent home invasion that left a young woman tied up and her house ransacked.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin says the incident happened between sometime between 8 and 9 this morning at 505 East Main Street. Chief Marklin says the male occupant of the home left and a suspect made his way inside through a window shortly after.
The suspect was reportedly surprised to find the man’s 19-year old wife at home when she caught him going through their possessions. The suspect, described as a white male standing between 5-10 and 6-feet tall, then tied the woman up and she remained that way for at least three hours.
Chief Marklin said the victim was not injured, but was obviously distraught over the incident. He said nothing appeared to be stolen, but that the suspect did significant damage to the residence while there.
The couple has only lived in the home for about two months, according to Chief Marklin, who believes the suspect may have been under the impression that a previous resident still lived there.
The suspect was wearing a long-sleeved blue shirt and blue jeans and anyone who may have seen him or anything suspicious in that area is asked to call Todd County Dispatch at 270-265-2501. Callers can ask to report any tips anonymously if they wish to do so.