The Union County Sheriff’s Office and the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) are searching for two men who kidnapped a woman from her home in the Lockhart area Thursday afternoon and sexually assaulted her.
The incident report states the victim said she was at her home around 2 p.m. Thursday when she heard the door open. The victim said she thought it was her boyfriend coming home to eat. Instead of her boyfriend it was two white males who the woman said she didn’t know. She said the two men knocked her out with something and the next thing she knew she was lying naked on a gravel road next to the Lockhart waterway.
The victim said she covered herself in mud and walked down the road in an attempt to get help. She said she tried to flag down a passing car but it would not stop.
The report states the victim managed to reach a house in Lockhart where she was found by the resident lying in the fetal position on the porch. The resident called 911 and a deputy was dispatched to the scene. When he arrived, the victim was wearing a house coat given her by the resident. EMS was also dispatched to the scene and transported the victim to Wallace Thomson Hospital to be examined.
Investigators from the sheriff’s office were dispatched to both the victim’s home and the gravel road where she was abandoned by her attackers. SLED was also called in to assist in the processing the crime scene at the victim’s home.
The report states the victim said that at the time of the attack she was wearing a grey Aeropostale sweatpants, a red tank top and a red tee-shirt. The victim’s boyfriend told deputies that he had tried to contact the victim and when he went to their residence he discovered the house had been ransacked.
The victim provided investigators with the following description of her attackers:
• A white male with dark hair and approximately 5’3-5’5 tall.
• A white male with sandy blonde hair and approximately six feet tall.
Both men had tatoos but the victim was unable to describe them.
Anyone with any information about this incident should call the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 429-1612 or CrimeStoppers at 427-0800.