Lights & Sirens

Go behind the yellow tape with The News Tribune

NOTICE: Lights & Sirens has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Lights & Sirens.
Visit the new section.

UPDATED: Lakewood police release sketch of man who kidnapped, assaulted woman at gunpoint

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Aug. 18, 2011 at 11:15 am with 10 Comments »
August 18, 2011 12:58 pm
Composite sketch of adbuction and sexual assault suspect/Courtesy of LPD

UPDATED at 11:45 a.m.: Lakewood police are searching for a man suspected of abducting and sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint early Sunday.

The department released a composite sketch of the suspect today in hopes that someone comes forward with information about his identity. Investigators have exhausted other leads in identifying the attacker, the department reported.

The 48-year-old woman had been in her vehicle in the Woodbrook neighborhood early Sunday, according to a Lakewood Police Department press release.

The suspect jumped into her car and, at gunpoint, forced her to drive to a secluded area near the 7500 block of 146th Street Southwest. He sexually assaulted the woman and punched her repeatedly in the face.

A six-point star

During the attack, the suspect accidentally honked the horn in the woman’s car. The noise alerted a neighbor and prompted the suspect to flee, police reported.

The woman called police and was later taken to a Tacoma General Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

The victim described her attacker as black and 25 to 35 years old. He might have had facial hair or a goatee. During the attack, he wore a dark hooded sweatshirt and shiny blue “Carolina” basketball shorts.

He had a tattoo of a six-pointed star on his right forearm. The victim said the tattoo appeared to look professionally done and three-dimensional.

Police ask anyone with information on the attacker to call 911 or the department at 253-830-5000.

Tipsters also can call Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959. Callers can remain anonymous.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and charges filed in the case.

Leave a comment Comments → 10
  1. auwing1978 says:

    Oh please find this scumbag quickly

  2. BlaineCGarver says:

    I hope the next person has .45 reasons to teach him a lesson.

  3. paulkathyann says:

    I would also guess by his hood that he has distinctive tattoos on his face or neck.

  4. surveyor1 says:

    This guys goose is cooked. Good description and the tattoo puts it over the edge. Enjoy prison you piece of human waste.

  5. Sunshine5 says:

    This guy’s a gonner…. very distinct tatoo. sorry perv, you’re gonna rot. Karma’s a b*tch ..

  6. @BlaineCGarver I second that thought, but a .22 is easier for most women to carry.
    NRA’s Refuse to be a Victim class is great for anyone wanting to improve their own personal safety plan.

  7. Only a big proponent of the Rastafarian/Reggae lifestyle would have a that kind of ink- work done. Look around for the neighborhood rasta dude.

    At what time “early Sunday morning” did this attack occur: 2am? 8am?

  8. Sobriquet says:

    I think he bears some resemblance to this fellow, wanted for a similar crime:,0,5412442.story

    Not an exact match, but these are two different witness’s accounts of his appearance. If it is the same guy, it looks like he’s escalated his methods.

  9. GrandMaster says:

    If the victim is white, it is a very typical crime between blacks and whites. 90% of violent crime between blacks and whites is a black criminal and a white victim.

  10. bfelechia says:

    GrandMaster is a JACK”WAGON” that just made up that statistic! YOU watch too much TV.
    Anyways “Sobriquet” is right that sketch does look very similar.

We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0