CRIME ALERT: Man Tied Up, Family Assaulted During Home Invasion

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The Eaton County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect who held a family at gunpoint during a home invasion near Potterville.

One of the armed men has already been arrested. The Sheriff's Office responded to a call from a home on Gresham Highway near Potterville around 10:30pm Saturday. The victims told deputies two black men tied up the father outside and then assaulted the man's wife and son who were in the home, before holding them at gunpoint and robbing them.

The father was able to free himself and call police. The suspects took off before police arrived. Neighbors in the area subsequently called police, reporting contact with one of the suspects who appeared to have been running through a swamp. Deputies eventually arrested one of the men at a business in Potterville and recovered the stolen property. A 26-year-old man is behind bars on potential charges of home invasion, armed robbery and unlawful imprisonment.

Deputies are still searching for the second suspect. If you know anything about this crime that may help investigators, call the Eaton County Sheriff's Office.