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Elderly Blountville woman raped, robbed

Rain Smith, NET News Service • Feb 7, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Police are searching for a gun-wielding man who allegedly raped and robbed and elderly woman in her Blountville home, then stole her vehicle and dropped her off at a convenience store. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says the incident was reported shortly after 11:30 Thursday night. It occurred at a home on Clark Place, where the victim was awakened by a male voice as she slept in bed.The white male, who allegedly held a handgun and concealed his face, told her to turn over. SCSO Public Information Officer Leslie Earhart says the victim was then raped by the suspect, who forced her to take a shower afterwards.Read more at TimesNews.net.