The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at 226 Norwich Avenue in Franklin Furnace on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, stating someone had assaulted the resident during a robbery. The victim, 84-year-old Norman Crace, was found to have suffered some severe injuries due to the altercation with the suspect and transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center and later transferred to a Columbus area trauma center. Preliminary investigation determined the suspect knocked on the door of the residence around 10:15am and instantly assaulted the victim in an apparent burglary with the intent to steal money. Witnesses said the suspect fled on foot from the scene. Investigators are currently pursuing leads on suspects. Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to contact Detective Adam Giles at 740-354-7316.