Deputies short on clues in home invasion
BOONE COUNTY —
Deputies on Monday said they still don't have a clear suspect description for a home invasion that left one man slightly hurt.
Deputies were called to the 5900 block of Teresa Drive around 1 a.m. Monday after a home invasion there. Detective Tom O'Sullivan said investigators learned someone had forced open the back door and got into a scuffle with one of the residents in the living room. During the fight, O'Sullivan said the suspect hit the resident in the head with a handgun. The gun went off, but nobody was hit.
So far, O'Sullivan said deputies don't know what the motive was for the break-in. All they know of the suspect is that it was a man standing about 6 feet tall and wearing a dark hoodie. The man was last seen running west on Teresa Drive.
If you find yourself in the middle of a home invasion, O'Sullivan said it's usually best to comply with the suspects' demands.
"Generally, a home invader is looking for objects of value, electronics or drugs, money, cash, jewelry," he said. "Their purpose is to get in, get those items and get out."
O'Sullivan said anyone with information about this morning's home invasion can leave an anonymous tip with CrimeStoppers by calling (573) 875-TIPS.