A North Augusta man said he was assaulted in his home by a burglar on Wednesday, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.


The incident happened just before 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home on Pat Drive, according to a sheriff’s report. The 28-year-old victim said he was asleep on the couch in his living room when a noise at the back door woke him. He saw a man standing in the hallway just inside the back door.


The burglar asked the location of a man whom the victim said didn’t live there, the report stated. The victim said he approached the suspect, who struck him in the side of the head with a closed fist, causing a knot. He grabbed the suspect, who again struck the victim.


The two struggled, and eventually fell on the kitchen table, according to the report. After the struggle, the suspect ran out the back door.


The victim told officers he didn’t know the suspect and had never seen him before. The suspect is described as a white male about 30 years old, 5-foot-11 and weighing 170 pounds. He has red hair, red facial hair and freckles on his hands. The suspect was wearing a black skull cap, a black jacket, white tennis shoes and blue jeans.


Sheriff’s Office: Burglar assaults homeowner