Newark Resident Fights Off Armed Intruder


UPDATED: Wednesday December 19, 2012 11:29 AM

A reward was offered for information about a man who attempted to break into an apartment.

According to authorities, a man gained partial entry to a Summit Street apartment when a resident confronted him.

The resident and man struggled for some time. The intruder fired one shot from a handgun before fleeing the scene.

The resident was not injured. Nothing was taken from the apartment.

The intruder was described as a white male standing approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall. He had a scruffy beard and wore a black "puffy jacket" with a fur-lined hood.

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of this man.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Newark Police Detective Travis Delancy at 740-670-7938 or the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058.

Licking County Crime Stoppers uses a special coding system on the Crime Stoppers hotline protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued at a later time.

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