Polk deputies seek Auburndale home invasion suspect
An unidentified Auburndale man was shot during a struggle with the suspect. He was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where he is listed in grave condition.
According to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office report a white male entered a residence on Brenda Lane just before 1 am Tuesday. A male resident was awakened and began to scuffle with the intruder when he was shot.
The suspect fled in a white, single-cab, Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck. Investigators say he is an older white male, stands approximately 5’9” and has a medium build. He weighs between 160 and 170 pounds and was last seen wearing a gray or black-colored beanie, dark clothing, dark shoes with a bandanna across his face.
During their preliminary investigation deputies turned up two pounds of methamphetamine inside the victim’s home. They do not believe this incident was a random act of violence.
If you have any information about this crime please contact Detective Tonya Wright with PCSO at 863-298-6200.