CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Fayette County woman's dog was able to stop a late night intruder while she called for help.
The woman, whose name wasn't released, told authorities she arrived at her Gatewood Road home near Oak Hill just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. Her dog was at her side as she entered the home.
She discovered a man inside in the process of burglarizing the home. The dog attacked the man, biting his right leg. The man fled and she was able to call 911, according to a statement by the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.
Officers arrived on scene within five minutes, but the suspect had already fled, the statement said.
Deputies described the suspect as a 6-foot-tall black man with a medium build. He is clean shaven and has a dog bite to his right leg. He was last seen wearing black sweat pants and a gray hoodie.
This incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information can contact the deputies at 304-574-4216 or Crime Stoppers at 304-255-7867. Tips also may be submitted online at http://fayettesheriffwv.net or on the department Facebook page under "Fayette County Sheriff's Department."
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