The search for a suspect is underway in north-central Iowa after a home invasion Wednesday in the town of Coalville. The incident happened shortly after 12 noon when a female reported a male inside her residence.

The individual described was a bald white male with a stock build wearing a white tank top. He forcibly entered the residence. A news release from the Webster County Sheriff stated that a struggle ensued and the homeowner was able to retreat to a back bedroom where her firearm was located. She discharged the weapon at the suspect when he then ran from the residence.

(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)