Attempted Burglary Suspect on the Loose

Right now, deputies are searching for a suspect in an attempted burglary that just occurred on N. Crooked Branch Drive in Lecanto. According to investigators, a homeowner confronted this subject in a shed in his backyard. The suspect took off and is possibly armed with the homeowners shotgun. Please be on the lookout for a white male in his 50-60s, dark shirt, very short or buzzed salt and pepper hair. The suspect is driving an older model Green Stepside Chevy Truck, possibly single cab. The truck was last seen headed east on W. Live Oak St. in Lecanto.

This suspect is considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS and should not be approached. If you see a person or vehicle matching this description – please call 911 immediately.