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Reward offered after 85-year-old assaulted in Johnson City home invasion

Johnson City Press • Updated Mar 22, 2019 at 9:51 PM

The Johnson City Police Department is asking for help from the public to locate a man suspected of breaking into a home and assaulting another man.

According to a news release, police were investigating a home invasion that reportedly took place March 11 around 6 p.m. in which an 85-year-old man was attacked and stabbed in a home on the 2500 block of Louise Street.

The assailant was described by a witness as a white man between 30 and 50 years old wearing a dark toboggan, coat and pants. He was also reported to have a mustache at the time but it is currently unknown if he has one now. Police say he was last seen walking south in the 2500 block of Louise Street carrying a black trash bag that looked full.

A reward has been offered for the any information that leads to an arrest or conviction.

If you or anyone has information, contact the Johnson City Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 423-434-6166 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 434-6158. To send a confidential tip, text 423JCPD and your tip to 847411 (TIP411) or send a tip to www.citizenobserver.com.

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