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Woman Allegedly Kidnapped In Lee County Home Invasion

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LEE COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities are looking for a woman who may have been kidnapped during a home invasion late Sunday evening.

Authorities searched a pond and a four-mile area near the home Monday afternoon where 23-year-old Julie Michelle Bullard was last seen. They said that the search was carried out as a precaution, and was considered to be a search-and-rescue operation.

Authorities say that at a masked man burst into a gathering of friends and demanded money from the people inside the home. The suspect then allegedly took Bullard and disappeared.

Bullard is 5-foot-2 and weighs 125 pounds. She also has brown Hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about her whereabouts should call local authorities immediately.

Authorities said there is no indication that any of the victims knew the masked man.