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Sketch Released in Chapel Hill Assault

Posted July 5, 2007

— Police on Thursday released a composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with a February sexual assault.

A woman was attacked on Umstead Drive near Bradley Road at about 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 19, police said. The woman, who is in her 50s, told police she was grabbed from behind and wrestled into a wooded area, where a man assaulted her and took her purse before fleeing on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 20 years old, about 6 feet tall with a slender build. He has short hair and no facial hair.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.


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  • gopanthers Jul 6, 2007

    POSTERS BELOW ME ARE LOSERS - Well there you see - The sketch is helping. We have narrowed it down to Durham.


    Half of Durham looks like that picture!

  • skinnycow Jul 6, 2007

    The sketch is vague but hopefully if that is all that they have then I hope it will be enough to catch this criminal so that justice can be served.

  • Z Man Jul 6, 2007

    The description and sketch narrows it down to, say 10,000 people. Oops, it been a long time and the guy could have changed his appearance (beard, etc.) make that, say 15,000 people.

  • dont-be-a-hater Jul 5, 2007

    WHY so long to get the picture out to the public? He coud be long gone by now or ANYWHERE- Be safe.

  • mr_natural Jul 5, 2007

    Bring Nifong back - he is good at solving those kinds of cases. Oh, right, he only handles false accusers. Nevermind.

  • gopanthers Jul 5, 2007

    Ladies - If your ever assaulted - Kick the Perp where the Sun doesn't shine and I'm not talking about the back door. Kick where it really counts. Then run like the Dickens screaming just as loud as you can.

  • ajstarrrn Jul 5, 2007

    Wonder why it took nearly 5 mo to get the sketch out? Hope they catch him.

  • robjustrob Jul 5, 2007

    It's a good thing she didn't MACE the guy. He'd have probably shot her dead because she didn't understand his rage.

  • All child molesters should die Jul 5, 2007

    Oops! Another typo! I seem to make those a lot! That should have been intensive (not intensitve) care. Then again, maybe it should really be called expensive care!!!!!!