The Benton County Sheriff's Office is seeking help in identifying a suspect in a Monday incident in Monroe.

At approximately 4 a.m., a resident on Old River Road in Monroe was awakened Monday by an unknown number of individuals entering his vehicles in the driveway, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office. 

Upon going outside, the resident reportedly saw a male standing near the rear of one of his vehicles pointing a handgun at him.

The resident fired his own handgun at the male while ducking back inside his house.

Deputies responded to the location, and a K-9 search did not yield any suspects.

The suspect or suspects attempted to take compound bows and archery equipment from the resident's vehicles but did not succeed due to being interrupted.

The suspect was described as a white male with very light skin, clean shaven, approximately 6 feet tall, in his mid-30s, wearing dark clothing and a hooded sweatshirt that covered most of his head. The male's face was small and narrow with a weak or non-defined chin. The male's body was bulky in comparison to his face, and he was possibly wearing many layers of clothing, which could have added bulk.

A sketch artist with the Corvallis Police Department developed a composite sketch of the suspect based on the resident's description.

If you have any information regarding this incident or a possible suspect, please contact the Benton County Sheriff's Office at 541-766-6774.

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