Kansas sheriff says FBI will pay for home damaged

A southeast Kansas sheriff says the FBI will pay for damage to a home where authorities unsuccessfully sought a fugitive.

Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves told The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/1OAMtVV) that the Galena home was damaged when the FBI and local agencies served a search warrant Monday night looking for man being sought on a warrant from Missouri. Groves says authorities believed the suspect was in the home Monday morning.

The wait apparently ended Tuesday evening after authorities went inside the home and determined the suspect was not there.

Groves says the FBI told him they’d pay for the damage, which included broken windows and clothes, mattresses and toys scattered around the yard. The homeowner could not be reached for comment.

The FBI declined to comment.

Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com.