Suspicious person trespasses on rural Champion property

Family dog protects girls from potential harm

Chase County Sheriff’s Department was called to the home of Matt and Kelsey Owens in Champion July 31 on a report of a suspicious person.
Owens’ daughter and a friend were home alone while Kelsey was delivering mail.
The girls were moving items from Owens’ trailer into their new house. When they went back outside, the girls saw a man walking up the driveway from the north.
“They ran back inside and hid in a room in the basement,” Owens said.
The girls heard the man enter the house and saw him looking around under the sink in the bathroom.
“And of course, they’re really scared,” Owens said of the girls.
When they saw the man go further into the bathroom, they decided to run.
They locked themselves and Matt’s dog in the camper. “Unfortunately, (the man) had heard them and followed them outside,” Owens said.

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