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Ross County Officers Looking For Burglary Suspect

COLUMBUS (Kate Liebers) -- Ross County officers are asking for the publics assistance as a burglary suspect, who is considered to be armed and dangerous, is at large.

The suspect, 46-year-old Thomas E. Lewis, allegedly forced his way into a home in the 500 block of Trego Creek Road, which was occupied by a woman at the time. Lewis allegedly tied the womans hands and feet before he ransacked the residence, taking cash and several items. 

The woman said the suspect was in the house for about 15 minutes before he fled. Detectives responded to the scene at 10:30 a.m., approximately a half an hour after the burglary began.

The suspect has a history of violent crimes and is currently wanted by the Ross County Sheriffs Office for three other felony warrants.

Lewis was described as a tall, slender man with reddish brown hair and hazel eyes. The victim said he was wearing black overalls and a black hooded sweatshirt.

Authorities asked anyone with information to contact the RCSO at 740-773-1185.

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