A Union County elementary school was put on lock down as the sheriff’s office searched for two possibly armed men who reportedly broke into a deputy’s home on Friday.
According to sheriff’s office, New Town Elementary was on lock down due to a break-in – not related to the school – at the home of Deputy Chief Todd Elmore. The school was put on lock down from about 2 to 5 p.m.
Investigators said they don’t believe Elmore’s home was targeted. The deputy chief’s wife was at home and was unharmed. The burglars reportedly stole several items, including at least one firearm.
Officials also confirmed another deputy crashed into a home on Potter Road while responding to the break-in call at Elmore’s home.
Investigators at the crash scene said the weather played a role in that crash. They said the deputy lost control of the cruiser, and that no other vehicles were involved.
The deputy, whose name has not been released, suffered only minor injuries.
The sheriff’s office said it is searching for the burglars near Newtown & Billy Howie. The sheriff’s office asked residents in the area to lock their doors and call 911 immediately if they see the men.
No further information has been released.
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