TRENTON, TX - It was a brazen crime committed in broad daylight, a woman assaulted in her home and the suspect is still at large two days later.
Residents were being told to lock their doors because the suspect in the assault that happened two days ago is still on the loose. Now, the Fannin County Sheriff's Office is partnering up with the Texas Rangers in this investigation.
Fannin County Sheriff Donnie Foster said no one is in custody, and they don't have a suspect in the assault that happened Tuesday afternoon. He said a woman at a residence south of Trenton claimed she was struck from behind, so she did not see the man and there's no description to go on. The victim was sent to a Greenville hospital, where she was treated and released.
Now, the Texas Rangers joined the Fannin County Sheriff's Office in the investigation into the attack and residents are advised to keep their doors locked and keep an eye out for anything suspicious.
"It makes you watch strangers now. If they're not from here, you kind of get a little leery of them," said Trenton resident Anson Lewis.
Another resident, Laurie Pozezinsky, said family members are now keeping watch at night.
"My son and my brother, they're pretty much staying up at night now to make sure because it is kind of scary because we live right at the highway. We don't have any neighbors," she said.
Fannin County Sheriff's deputies and the Texas Rangers are still looking for the suspect. So if you notice any suspicious activity in your neighborhood, you are encouraged to call the Fannin County Sheriff's Office at (903) 583-2143.