SUMNER COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a burglary and fire and have released a description of the suspect.
The homeowner reported a subject was in the house with a gun. The homeowner was able to leave the residence and run to a neighbor’s house to report it. The victim also reported he could see smoke coming from the house.
When deputies arrived, they found a vehicle on fire behind the shed and smoke coming out of the house.
Responding fire units were called in to put out the fires. Deputies, with the assistance of the Kansas Highway Patrol searched the area but were not able to locate a suspect.
Suspect was described as white male, 35 to 40 years of age, 6-foot-1 to 6-foot 2, 230 to 250 pounds, short sandy brown hair, short facial hair, plaid shirt, tan pants, black boots, and tattoos on left arm. Suspect was armed with small caliber hand gun.
Agencies involved were Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Wellington Fire, Mayfield Fire and Kansas State Fire Marshalls Office.