Deputies said they responded to a complaint of a man with a handgun beating on the back door of an apartment at Corbin Manor apartments at around 9 p.m. Sunday.
When officers arrived at the scene, police said they saw the man run into some woods nearby.
Officers spoke to the woman, who told them the man was carrying an handgun and apparently wanted to take her children from the apartment.
She said she did not know the man.
The sheriff said the man is described as approximately 6’0" and around 180 pounds with a dark complexion, long red locks pulled up in a ponytail and a long beard, armed with a black handgun.
Anyone with any information on the suspect is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000