On Friday, April 22nd, just before 11 A.M. the Marshall County Central Dispatch Center received a 911 call of an intruder who had entered a home in the 11,000 block of Gumwood Road. The unknown offender was reported as attempting to steal items from the home. During the incident, a resident who was home during the incident found the unknown offender in the residence. The unknown offender fled the home immediately and ran east toward Lincoln Highway.

Officers responded to the area and conducted an extensive search but did not locate anyone.

The offender was described as a white male in his early 20’s who is approximately 5’8” to 5’10” and of average build. He had very short brown hair and a few days of growth of dark facial hair. He was last seen running to the east from the residence wearing blue jeans and a gray zip-up hooded sweatshirt.

The investigation is still pending and anyone with information on this incident is requested to contact Det./Sgt. Nicholas Laffoon at the Marshall County Police Department at 574-936-3187.

The Indiana State Police and one of their K9 officers along with the Bourbon Police Department assisted at the scene of the incident.

Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to a trial jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.