HALLSVILLE, TX (KLTV) - Hallsville police say four suspects who allegedly struck a man during a home invasion and robbery remain at large - and the resident is now in custody.
About 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Hallville Police Department says officers responded to a report of a home invasion and shots fired call in the Village East Mobile Home Park Lot 45 in the 500 block of Main Street.
Harrison County deputies also responded to the scene.
When they arrived, witnesses told officers that four unidentified black men were seen running from the residence and at least one was armed with a pistol.
Officers detected a "strong odor of marijuana" nearby where the suspects fled through the woods. The resident, Steven Nicholas Hutson initially didn't answer the door, the department says in a Friday morning press release.
Hutson eventually opened the door to meet with officers.
"Upon further investigation, it was learned that Hutson was selling marijuana and officers observed marijuana inside the residence," the release states.
Hutson also told officers that the suspect tried to rob him and struck him in the head with a pistol. He was treated at the scene for a minor laceration to his head.
Hallsville police say at least one round appeared to have struck a neighboring residence.
When they searched his home, officers found several containers and packages containing marijuana and paraphernalia that included digital scales and packaging material. They found cash believed to be from the sales of marijuana.
Hutson was taken into custody and charged with possession of marijuana. He has been booked into the Harrison County Jail.
The suspects in the home invasion remain at large and police are asking anyone with information in the case to call Harrison County Crime Stoppers at 903-935-9969.