A suspect in the shooting of a Walthourville man during a home invasion Tuesday has been identified by the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.
Chief deputy Jon Long identified the suspect as Herbert Lewis, 26, of Ludowici, adding that he is considered armed in dangerous. He described as 5’5” and about 150 pounds.
A report filed by Walthourville Police Lt. Wade Long alleges that Lewis and another man, who has not been identified, broken into a Guyton Lane couple’s home about 3 a.m. Tuesday
The female resident told Long she was jarred from sleep by noise and, while lying in bed, she saw two armed men wearing dark hoodies standing in the doorway of the bedroom.
She said she got out of bed and knelt down. Her boyfriend awoke and asked the men what they were doing in the residence, which is on a dirt road near Wilder Road.
According to the report, the male resident told Long that a man sporting a goatee fired a shot at him and struck him on the right side of his head and face. Both men then ran out of the residence and fled in a vehicle.
According to the report, the suspects got in by prying open the front door.
The shooting victim was taken by ambulance to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah and is expected to survive.
The Walthourville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspects. Anybody who might have seen or heard anything or has additional information, should call the Walthourville Police Department 368-6525 or the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at 876-2131.