Teen recovering as home invasion probe continues in Jackson County, Ala.

Teen recovering as home invasion probe continues in Jackson County, Ala.

February 14th, 2018 by Ben Benton in Breaking News

Authorities in Jackson County, Ala., are investigating a Monday morning home invasion that injured a teenager.

Two teens were at the home when three assailants burst in and tied up the victims while they ransacked the house, Jackson County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen said. The incident happened between 2 and 2:30 a.m., Harnen said.

Harnen said one victim suffered lacerations in the assault but wasn't seriously injured.

"They went through the house and ransacked the house," he said. "We're not saying what was taken at this point."

A woman at the home on Monday told WAFF television in Huntsville, Ala., that the injured victim was her 16-year-old son.

So far, no arrests have been made.

The home is on County Road 138 near the Baileytown community northwest of Skyline. Most of the terrain is wooded with occasional pastures. There are a number of homes in the area but they are widely scattered.

"We're still working it, doing interviews," Harnen said. "We have some suspects we're looking into."

Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff's Office in Scottsboro at 256-574-2610.

Contact staff writer Ben Benton at bbenton@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6569. Follow him on Twitter @BenBenton or at www.facebook.com/benbenton1.


This story was updated Feb. 14, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.