Deputies: Middleburg area burglary suspect identification assistance sought

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office ask for the public’s assistance in identifying a burglary suspect who broke into a home near Middleburg on May 23 and injured a woman at the residence.

About 9:40 a.m., deputies were called to the residence located along County Road 146 in reference to a burglary and assault. A female resident reportedly had returned home and was confronted by a male suspect.

After a brief struggle, the suspect left the residence and took the family’s dog with him. The home reportedly had been ransacked, and the man also took additional items with him.

The victim later was treated at a local hospital for injuries sustained in the assault.

Deputies report the pet was recovered Friday evening along Township Road 29 by a neighbor and returned unharmed to its family.

The suspect is described as being a white male with graying brown scruffy facial hair, about 6 foot 4 inches tall and weighing about 250 to 300 pounds. He also reportedly has visible arm tattoos.

At the time of the burglary, he was wearing white pants, a dark-colored T-shirt and a dark-colored mask. He was driving a white, work-style van.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Tom Watson at the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, 592-5731.