The Jones County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a report of a break-in and critical incident on Friday at a residence in the 100 block of North Eastabuchie Road.
A adult female homeowner reported coming home to find her front door open. As she entered her home, she was reportedly confronted by a black male wearing all black clothing and armed with a long rifle. The suspect reportedly pointed the weapon at her and threatened to kill her. The homeowner took off running from the home, was able to escape, and called 911.
JCSD deputies arrived on the scene, deployed their weapons, and cleared the home room by room. The suspect was not located in the home. It is unknown on a vehicle the suspect may have utilized to flee the scene.
Anyone with information on this critical incident is asked to call JCSD at 601-425-3147 or Jones County Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP (7867).