Sketch released of suspect in Fort Bend County attempted sexual assault

The victim says she was jogging in the middle of the afternoon near the Grand Mission subdivision when the attack happened
January 16, 2014 5:29:21 AM PST
Authorities are looking for the suspect who attempted to sexually assault a woman while she was jogging near the Grand Mission subdivision.

The incident happened in the middle of the afternoon on Sunday on a jogging trail near the Grand Mission subdivision on Bellaire Boulevard.

The victim says the man attempted to sexually assault the woman in a secluded area of the trail. Authorities released a sketch of the suspect Wednesday afternoon. 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.

Nearby residents are worried about their safety after hearing the news.

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

Police have some 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.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about this attack to call Call (281) 342-TIPS (8477). Information which leads to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspect involved could earn a reward of up to $5,000.

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