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Masked Suspect Assaults Victims During Home Invasion

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Pataskala police are investigating a home invasion that sent a man to the hospital after being assaulted by the armed suspect. Pataskala police are investigating a home invasion that sent a man to the hospital after being assaulted by the armed suspect.
PATASKALA, Ohio - A Pataskala man was hospitalized after being assaulted by an armed suspect early Tuesday morning.

According to Pataskala police, at about 5 a.m., a 911 call was received regarding a home invasion in the 300 block of Edenberry Drive.

Police said a man armed with a pistol and wearing a camouflaged mask entered the residence and demanded money from the two residents, Tom and Julie Wilhelm.

The male resident fought with the suspect hit before he was struck with the pistol. The suspect then dragged the man's wife along the floor by her hair.

According to police during the struggle, the 14-year-old granddaughter of the residents, heard the noise, ran next door and called 911.

The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

The male victim was taken to Grant Medical Center with injuries to the head and face, but is expected to be OK.

"We start talking to the homeowners and really get in depth with them, talk to the husband when he's able to talk to us, and will work the investigation from there, work it backwards and hopefully get some good results," said Pataskala police Sgt. Gary Smith.

The suspect was described as a white male who is approximately 6 feet 5 inches tall. He was wearing all black clothing.

Pataskala police, along with Licking County Sheriff deputies and Ohio State Highway Patrol continue to investigate.

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