EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSDeputies Searching For Attempted Sexual Assault Suspect
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Aug. 19, 2013 4:32 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 20, 2013 10:01 AM EDT
Amesville , Athens County , Ohio
The Athens County Sheriff's Department said they are searching for a suspect in an attempted sexual assault of a stranded driver.
A woman was on her way to work about 7:30 a.m. Monday when her vehicle stalled on State Route 550 near McDougal Road toward Amesville, deputies said.
The victim said a man walking along the highway approached her and demanded money. She said once the man searched the wallet and found no money, he grabbed her by the hair and pulled her out of the car. The woman told deputies she grabbed some hedge shearers from the vehicle, and the suspect tried to tear off her clothing. She said she attempted to stab at the suspect with the shears and fled toward her car, where it started and she drove away.
Deputies said the suspect is described as a man in his early 40s, between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet 4 inches wearing a blue T-shirt, brown cargo pants and holding a backpack. The sheriff's department is asking anyone who may have seen the incident or the suspect to call 740-593-6633.
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