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Fayetteville police investigating sexual assault report

Posted May 20, 2013

— Fayetteville police are investigating a report of a sexual assault that happened last week.

Authorities said they were notified Monday that the assault happened in the area of Hillsboro Street near West Rowan Street around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

The victim reported being approached by a black man in his early to mid-40s and standing 6 feet tall. He was wearing a white T-shirt and had what police described as a "distinct odor about his person, as in a fishing angler."

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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  • Barfly May 21, 2013

    Smells a little fishy to me.

  • Obamacare survives May 21, 2013

    Yeah, I'm sure they'll get this one solved. *eye roll*

  • daddyankee May 21, 2013

    Is anyone else tired of Fayetteville news dominating the Triangle news stories? We get it. Fayetteville is full of drama and military personnel back from the wars with tons of issues. But is it really worth all the coverage of stories that really aren't that regional?