MANTEO, NC - A woman was attacked as she sat on the porch of her Manteo home.

Dare Co. Sheriff's deputies were called to Jones Circle around 3:00 a.m. on Monday, February 18. They searched the area but didn't find the attacker.

She described the man, who didn't have a weapon, as wearing all dark clothing: a black jean jacket, black cargo pants and black boots. Authorities add the suspect is very skinny, African-American, in his late 40s or early 50s, about 6'2' tall and has short black hair and a greying goatee.

Anyone with information can call the Dare County Sheriff's Office at 252-473-3444 or the Dare Community Crime Line at 252-473-3111.

Chief Deputy Steve Hoggard told there have been no similar incidents reported.

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