Woman attacked while jogging near trail in Fort Bend County

The victim says she was jogging in the middle of the afternoon near the Grand Mission subdivision when the attack happened
January 16, 2014 7:07:42 AM PST
A man attacked and attempted to rape a jogger, and authorities are hoping you can help them find him.

The victim says she was jogging in the middle of the afternoon Sunday near a trail near the Grand Mission subdivision on Bellaire Boulevard.

"The hoodie kind of disfigures what he looks like," concerned resident Michelle Searles said.

The news of the attack put many residents on guard.

"I thought it was a pretty safe area, but I guess you have to be vigilant no matter where you live," concerned resident Kimberly Combs said.

Deputies say the man tried to sexually assault the woman while she was in a secluded area near a jogging trail. The man is described as a white male in his mid to late 20s, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. His most distinguishing trait is a large tattoo on the right side of his neck in what is described as a tribal design.

"I have children. My kids walk to their friends' houses in the neighborhood. It's a major concern," Searles said.

The victim escaped the attack.

"She's very fortunate her efforts to get away were successful," Searles said.

But what's most concerning to families here is this man got away too.

"It's very scary, very scary. I know I'll definitely be keeping a watch and paying attention more," Combs said.

Detectives have this safety advice for joggers.

  • Exercising with others;
  • Provide notice to others concerning your whereabouts and your anticipated time of return;
  • Carry a cell phone in the event you may need to summon assistance (911);
  • Remain in those areas able to be viewed by others and avoid secluded pathways; and
  • Be aware of your surroundings and have a plan of action and escape in the event of being approached.
Meanwhile, authorities are asking anyone with information about this attack to call Call (281) 342-TIPS (8477).

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