Deputies are searching for a gunman who entered a house of worship on the eastern end of the county over the weekend and demanded money from two people inside.
The incident occurred just after 8 p.m. Saturday at the Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses meeting place on Buffalo Shoals Road, officers said.
Those present told deputies that a Hispanic male, who was wearing dark, baggy clothes and a ski mask, accessed the building through an unlocked door and pointed a silver-colored handgun at them, demanding money.
No one was harmed in the incident, deputies said.
According to the Sheriffâ€™s Office, the man quickly fled the property in the direction of Bethel Church Road after those present told him they didnâ€™t have any money.
Once the intruder was gone, those present called 911 and locked down the building.
When deputies arrived on scene, they set up a perimeter around the area, but were unsuccessful in locating the gunman, they said.