Around 3:50 this morning (June 25), the Sedalia police responded to a home in the 700 block of East 9th on a burglary call. The victim said he had been unable to sleep and heard a noise in the back room of the house. When the victim investigated the noise, he found the white male suspect with a firearm hiding in the house.

The police report states the suspect struck the victim in the face during a confrontation before fleeing the residence possibly, east on 9th Street.

The suspect is described as a white male approximately 30 years old and was last seen wearing a dark colored ball cap, dark colored shirt, and shorts. He was further described as approximately 5’8” tall, 160 pounds, with short dark blonde hair.

If you have any information on this or any other crimes in the area call the Sedalia police at 826-8100 or the TIPS Hotline.