The victim said she was sitting on her couch when the suspect came into her residence with a gun in his hand and another on his side. He claimed he was with the U.S. Marshal Service before asking if anyone else was in the residence. The victim said no.
According to the report, the suspect “had some sort of badge around his neck.” He was described as a white male wearing dark clothing and a camouflage mask.
After the suspect searched the residence, he asked the victim if she had any medications and asked for her identification. After the victim gave him her medications and identification, the suspect told her that he had other officers around the corner and if she did not cooperate he would, reportedly, “tear apart her house.”
A second victim then arrived at the residence, walked inside and saw the suspect standing in the living room. The suspect again identified himself as a U.S. Marshal before searching the second victim. He took the victim’s identification and $253 out of his wallet, according to the report.
As he left, the suspect reportedly said anyone trying to leave the residence would be shot. He walked outside, took the keys out of the second victim’s car, put them on the trunk and walked toward the park’s entrance.
A witness said the suspect ran past her residence and got into an older model four-door Toyota with dark windows and drove off at a high rate of speed.
The responding Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy checked the area but was unable to locate the suspect or the vehicle.