By Michael R. Moser
No one was arrested when a post Christmas home invasion occurred at a residence on the southern end of the county, according to Cumberland County Sheriff's Department reports. No one was injured.
Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 4000 block of Hwy. 127 S on Dec. 29 around 11:15 a.m. after a man and woman reported a burglary in progress.
When officers arrived, according to Deputy Bryan Tollett's report, they were told that the woman was sitting on a living room couch when a male broke through the door wearing a camouflage hoodie, ski mask, gloves, jeans and camouflage boots.
The startled woman told Tollett that she asked the man, "Are you serious?" and that the man told her, "Yes." The intruder then told the woman he would be back. She added that the assailant had a "very country accent" and seemed to be an older man.
The man then fled in the direction of Homestead Elementary School.
Chief Deputy Scott Iles responded with Tollett to the scene and searched the area around the residence without success. Tollett said there was no sign of damage to the residence and nothing had been taken.