Yakima realtor hospitalized following assault

<p>Vern Holbrook - Photo courtesy Aspen Real Estate</p>

Vern Holbrook - Photo courtesy Aspen Real Estate

A Yakima realtor is hospitalized after an assault Saturday at a home he was showing located on the 17000 block of Summitview Avenue in the Cowiche/Tieton area.

78-year-old Vernon Holbrook suffered head trauma in the assault and was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the Yakima County Sheriff's office.

When Holbrook failed to keep later appointments co-workers became concerned and looked for him, finding him at the residence on Summitview between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. Saturday.

There are no suspects at this time.  Anyone with information concerning this incident should contact the Yakima Sheriff’s Office at 574-2500 or  Crime Stoppers Yakima County at 1-800-222-TIPS.  Text your tip to 274637 plus YAKCO and your message.  You can also submit a tip online to www.crimestoppersyakco.org